Prometheus created man... out of Clay
Claybourne…. born of clay.
According to Greek Mythology, Prometheus built man from Clay, and Athena breathed life into them.
Arrow is trying to reflect a whole ton of Greek Myth while staying true to the superhero theme. Therefore, instead of being the Father, the one who creates Claybourne, Prometheus is the son, a direct contrast to Oliver Queen.
I talk more about the Prometheus myth and how it relates to fire stealing in Arrow HERE
I guess the question posed is, who or what is the fire that Prometheus is looking to steal from Zeus? His joi de vivre? His humanity?
(Also, all the fire stuff in 5x06 was really cool, and a great nod to the Fire-Stealer)
Prometheus told Oliver that ‘this was so much more than revenge.” Well, if Prometheus is Claybourne’s son, then,
…what else is there?? What is Prometheus’s reason for making Oliver suffer than revenge?
Also, Felicity mentioned that the Son was illegitimate. Yet Claybourne had a wife? Wouldn’t that make him legitimate?
I think that Claybourne had an affair with some chit, got her pregnant, and his wife found out. She filed for divorce, and as part of her claim for the divorce, was his affair and his child. And that’s why his name wasn’t mentioned.
Somehow, Oliver killing Claybourne resulted in Prometheus’s vendetta, with him dedicating four years of his life, tracking down an elusive trainer (Talia Al Ghul) and making himself known after Damian Darhk. (how convenient).
Where has he been all this time? Why now? ( i know it’s the legacy theme but still). And the question that bugs me most of all, WHY. What is his motivation besides revenge?
Also, I think Prometheus’s mother might be named Athena. Wouldn’t that be cool.