Prometheus created creatures of the earth. From the creatures,man was his favorite for man was created in the image of the gods.
Zeus became angry when he found out that Prometheus gave man fire. The other gods protected him. Later on Zeus was to choose the eternal portion for god and man. "Prometheus became concerned that mortals would give the gods the best fruits of their labors, leaving little for their uncertain existence." so he created two piles that seemed to be the same and tricked zeus into choosing the pile consisting of fat and bone . fruits of their labors, leaving little for their own uncertain existence.
"He was feeling quite proud of his accomplishments when he suddenly came upon man. Man was naked and defenseless. He, alone of all Prometheus' creeations had received no gifts. How would he survive?"
I have no gifts left to give to man! :(
Epimethius asked the gods to help his defenseless creatures. Athena and Hephaestus to help him give a gift to man.
They gave man the gift of knowledge and fire.
Zeus was angered and Prometheus was eternally sentenced to be tortured.
And that is why despite mans weak physical characteristics is the most intelligent species.