Most gods thought of humans as worthless people. There were few gods that had any interest in the humans and one of them was Prometheus. He taught the people many ways such as making fire and building houses.
Gift of FIRE
Im Prometheus, I am here to teach you the ways of living.
Jupiter looks down on earth, and notices the people are creating fire and constructing houses. He then gets very angry and asks, "Who has done all this". Some one then told him is was Prometheus.
Jupiter disagrees with Prometheus's ways.
Vulcan creates Pandora and takes the beautiful creature down the mountain side to where Prometheus was toiling for the good of mankind.
Epimetheus is enlightened by Pandora's beauty, marries her, and lives with her in his home.
Jupiter had given her a golden casket in which he told her held many precious things. She was told not to open it but did anyway and it held many small objects that flew around and caused sadness and disease within everyone in the houses.
What's going on?
Jupiter then decides to punish Prometheus for stealing fire from the sun. He sent Vulcan to bind him with chains and fetter him to the rocks so he couldn't move. Vulcan did not want to this because of what Prometheus has done for the people, but he did not dare to disobey. Prometheus hung on top of that mountain for ages.
After generations passed, Hercules came to the mountain. Despite the rain, sleet, wind and snow that Jupiter had brought down upon the land, Hercules climbed to the top of this mountain. When he reached the top, he broke the chains and set Prometheus free. Prometheus said to Hercules" I knew you'd come." He told Hercules of Io and Hercules then told Prometheus that Io was the mother of the race from which he is from.