“Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends.”

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Credited with the creation of man from clay, a bronze gilded Promethius guards holiday visitors and skaters at New York City’s Rockefeller Center plaza. The fire of 40,000+ shining holiday tree lights, strung on five miles of wire, reinforces this fabled god’s title as the giver of fire to humanity.

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This year’s tree, a 76′ Norway Spruce from Shelton, Connecticut, will be lit Wednesday, December 4, officially kicking off the holiday season.

Photo credit: Mary O’Connor © 2013


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