"A truly Promethean act!"

Prometheus, a Titan in Greek mythology, stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. For this act of humanity, Zeus bound him to a rock where eagles ate his regrowing liver day after day. Baldini's activities arguably serve humanity in the sense that his aromas offer respite from what was then an astonishigly fetid, filthy and putrid place.

 

Prometheus
GNU Free Documentation LicensePrometheus - Credit: Rheinisches Bildarchiv