For the Greeks it was Prometheus who provided fire to humanity and in the eyes of the other gods he deserved the barbaric punishment he was granted.

Fire has been one of the foundational elements of human society over the past 400, 000 years. Without that discovery would there be a lot separating us from other primate species? Who knows?

I am interested in the processes that surrounded fire:
How many times have people discovered fire? Did it happen multiple times in the same place or in different places? How long ago? Were the people who found it hailed or cursed? Did they become powerful? Was it an accident? Lightning, lava? Have other animals ever ‘controlled’ fire?

Will they?


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