The statue is the creation of sculptor Constantin Popovici, represents Prometheus with lightning in his hands, a symbol of the electrical power produced at the underground plant built together with the dam in 1965. Symbolically, Prometheus gives electricity to the people in the valley of the Arges River.

Prometheus is said to have been the titan who revealed the secret of fire to the mortals and in this way attracted the wrath of Zeus upon himself. He was chained to a mountain top and every day an eagle would come and feast on his liver, which would regenerate the next day

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