2522 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.
Named after the hero of a Greek saga, who stole the fire from the gods. (M 3934)
The name Prometheus has also been given to the satellite Saturn XVI, discovered 1980 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft.