Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

(1,963 words)


[German version]

A. Etymology

The name P. is proper Greek and means something like 'forethinker' (from πρό- and μηθ-/μαθ-, derived from Indogermanic *mendh-/*men-, 'to think').

[German version]

B. Genealogy

The Titan Iapetus is generally regarded as P.’ father and the Oceanid Clymene [1] (Hes. Theog. 507) or Gaia/Themis (Aesch. PV 3) is his mother. Occasionally, the Giant Eurymedon [1] and Hera (Euphorion fr. 13…

Cite this page
DNP-Gruppe Kiel (Kiel), “Prometheus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲