(written from a Production point of view)
Prometheus was a character from Greek mythology. When Zeus hid fire from Humans, they were given fire by Prometheus who stole it from Mount Olympus. For his defiance, he was punished by Zeus with being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat his liver in the day. At night, his liver would regenerate so that it could be eaten the next day. He was rescued by Hercules.