The Greeks told stories to explain how things came to be. The first animals and the first man were made by two giants who had been on the side of the gods in the war with Cronus
Prometheus,a cheerful giant ,ant his brother were told create birds ,beasts and men.Prometheus let his brother make the birds .the brother was easy going ,and gave them many gifts .
“Have you anything left for man ?”asked Prometheus.
“Sorry,said his brother .I have given most of the good things away .”
Then I’ll try to get fire for him ,”said Prometeus .
Fire was a great power ,and Zeus had said that it must not live heaven.Fire was sacred to the gods .Prometheus was truly noble,and did not want man ,who was made of clay and water to be weak.
He went up to heaven and lit a torch near the sun.He brought the torch back to earth and gave it to the first man.
Zeus was so angry when he found out about this that he tied pronetheus to a great rock on a mountain.Avulture came and ate his liver1,and Prometheus wanted to die and his pain.But Zens made the liver grow back each night,and every day the vulture ate it .