"The earth was young when the clever titan Prometheus created all living creatures from earth and water...he fashioned birds for the air, fish for the sea, and animals for the land." (104)
"Of all his creations, Prometheus most loved man. He resolved to do whatever was necessary to insure man's survival." (104)
"As a parting gift, Hephaestus...gave Prometheus fire so that mortals could use their new knowledge." (105)
"Zeus' mind became clouded with rage, and he thundered at Prometheus...'I forbid man the use of fire!' Then the Olympian Zeus gathered up all fire, and returning to Mount Olympus, hid its flame from man." (106)
"When Zeus looked down from Mount Olympus and saw fire gleaming among Prometheus' mortals, he controlled the fury in his heart."
"'the lord of high thunder will send wave after wave of tortures upon you...The sky clouded over and became black and ominous...fierce wind began to batter the lonely figure chained to the frostbitten cliff." (107)