Caucasus

Caucasus Mountain range where the Greek god Zeus chained Prometheus as a punishment. Each day Prometheus’s liver was devoured by an eagle or a vulture. Vergil’s Aeneid (book 4) says that Mount Caucasus burned when Phaethon’s chariot came too close to earth.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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