The sound of the element’s name brought to my mind straight away that wonderful line of Othello’s as he stands brooding over the sleeping Desdemona, “I know not where is that Promethean heat, that can thy life relume.
Crafty Prometheus also tricked Zeus into accepting the bones rather than the meat in sacrificial offerings, thus letting mortals enjoy the meat themselves. He had a brother, Epimetheus, as foolish as Prometheus was cunning. The names can be translated as hindsight (Epimetheus) and foresight (Prometheus). Epimetheus was the one who, against the advice of his brother, accepted Pandora from Zeus as a gift. (The old tyrant had made her specifically to revenge himself on Prometheus and mankind after being shafted over fire and the bones.
Nobody spun a myth as well as those old Greeks!! (Thanks to Wikipedia for the info. Other than the fact that Prometheus had a foolish brother Epimetheus, I’d completely forgotten the story behind it.