an omnipotent God warring with his creatures
The war of gods and titans first recounted in Hesiod's Theogony is
likewise such a heavenly battle: it was won by Jupiter only after Prometheus came over to the side of
the gods on the strength of Jupiter's promise to ameliorate the human
condition, a promise he later betrayed. Percy Bysshe Shelley develops
this scenario in Asia's long recital of the legendary history in
Prometheus Unbound, II.iv.32ff.