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Promethean (pruh-MEE-thee-uhn) adjective

1. Relating to or suggestive of Prometheus.

2. Boldly creative; defiantly original.

noun

One who is boldy creative or defiantly original in behavior or actions.

[From Prometheus, a Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.]

"Nonetheless, (W.C.) Fields is a Promethean figure in the world of film comedy, and even at less than his absolute best, he still commands our attention." Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, Magill's Survey of Cinema, 15 Jun 1995.

This week's theme: words from Greek mythology.

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Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? -Jean Paul Richter, German Writer (1763-1825)


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