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THE MYTH OF FOTIA

Fotia running with fire torch
Fotia running with fire torch

Prometheus and the Gift of Fire

In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus had a reputation as being something of a clever trickster and he famously gave the human race the gift of fire (in Greek, Fotia).

One day, Zeus gave gifts to all the gods, but he didn’t care much for humans. The Titan Prometheus, however, because he loved and felt sorry for humans, climbed up on Olympus and stole the fire from Hephaestus’ workshop, put it in a hollow reed and gifted it to the humans. This way, humans could create fire, warm up, cook their food, and make tools.

Zeus became very angry when he heard about this. He took Prometheus to a high mountain and chained him on a rock with thick chains. And every day thereafter, Zeus would send an eagle that ate Prometheus’ liver.

For thirty years Prometheus remained bound on the mountain, until the great hero Hercules, Zeus’ demigod son, finally released him.

Our goal is to pay homage to the ancient Greek mythological story by serving authentic Greek cuisine along with traditional American recipes the whole family will love.

FOTIA FOR THE PEOPLE