Zeus wanted to destroy the human race and start again. Prometheus fooled him. Out of all the immortal Titans, Prometheus was most clever. Some say he created humans from clay and water. He taught people many crafts and skills like studying the stars in their orbits and to navigate with them. He angered Zeus, when he gave the gods sacrifice to mankind. He slaughtered an ox. Then divided it into two portions wrapped up in a hide. The large portion was fat and bones. The small portion was the meat. Then he told Zeus to pick which one he wanted. Zeus picked the bigger one. When he saw what the big portion was he got very mad and kept fire away from man kind. Prometheus decided to steal fire from the chariot of the Sun and he carried it back to Earth. When Zeus saw fire on Earth and became very mad. He decided to make someone to get revenge on Prometheus and Earth. Her name was Pandora. Zeus got Hephaestus to make her out of clay. She would be so beautiful, but she was very curios. Prometheus was clever and didnít marry her, but his slow brother, Epimetheus, did marry her. Prometheus warned him not to, but he didnít listen. He was enchanted by her beauty. Epimetheus helped his brother distribute many gifts to mankind. In his house he held a jar that contained all ills of disease, old age, and vices. The two brothers had kept these from mankind. Pandora couldnít stop wondering what was in the jar until she opened it. Curses that filled life with suffering and misfortune came out. She panicked and sealed the jar, but Hope was still inside. She let Hope out. This is why we have sicknesses, old age, and things like that because of her. We also have hope. If she didnít let hope out, people would be struggling to live with all the torment.
Zeus had an even crueler revenge for Prometheus. He condemned him to be chained to a rock in the mountains, to endure blazing sun and freezing cold. Each day an eagle would come to gnaw at his liver and each night it would grow back to put him through torment so that it would never end. But Prometheus knew something Zeus didnít know. If Zeus made love to the sea nymph Thetis, as he had intended, she would have a son that would be stronger than Zeus. Since he told Zeus that, Zeus got Hercules to free him and Zeus didnít make love to Thetis.