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In 2004, the God of Fire cigars were first introduced with the majestically crafted, limited edition humidors produced by Prometheus. Since then, the God of Fire cigars have been released in their signature red and black boxes imprinted with the painting of Prometheus Bound. Cigar connoisseurs all over the world have given the God of Fire cigars raving reviews.
   
All God of Fire cigars are adorned with two bands. The main band features a dramatic color rendition of Prometheus bound to a huge rock and attacked by an eagle for having stolen fire from Zeus and given it to mankind.
  


   
The second band signifies the blend. The God of Fire cigars have four different blends: By Don Carlos, By Carlito, Serie Aniversario and Serie B. Two legendary cigar makers, Carlos Fuente, Sr. and his son, Carlito Fuente, have blended the God of Fire cigars. All God of Fire cigars use Dominican binder and filler leaves. However, God of Fire by Don Carlos is handmade with the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper; by Carlito, Cameroon; Serie Aniversario, Ecuadorian; and Serie B, Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro (the Double Robusto and Gran Toro) and Ecuadorian Sungrown (Robusto and Robusto Gordo 54).
    
     

photo by Brooks Whittington
        

In the second band, we also put the year of making. After the harvest, the fresh green tobacco is hung in curing barns where their moisture is allowed to evaporate slowly. After over 6 weeks in the curing barn, the leaves gradually turn to a beautiful, rich shade of brown. The cured tobacco leaves are then fermented - after which they are aged for years before they are ready to be used for the God of Fire cigars. Even though the God of Fire cigars are handmade with aged tobacco, they have to be aged again for the further enhancement of balance and complexity after skilled torcedors rolled them.

When the cigars are first handmade, they are in the embryonic stage in which their ultimate taste is still being developed. As they are aged, they go through the maturation. During the maturation, the filler, binder and wrapper leaves form a perfect unity and balance, and the taste of the combined tobaccos becomes even more enhanced. The cigars, which are aged for one year in an ideal environment, will taste better than when they were first made. The taste of cigars reaches their pinnacle as they are aged for longer years.

When you produce wine, you do not use aged grapes. You harvest grapes for that year’s wine. However, in case of cigar making, you use the tobacco, which has already been aged for many years. The year on the bottle of vintage wine signifies the year of grape harvest. However, it is difficult to put the year of tobacco harvest on the box of cigars. For there is a good chance that the filler, binder and wrapper leaves are all harvested in different years. The year on the second band of the God of Fire cigars signifies when the cigar was produced. You can track how long the God of Fire cigars have been aged since their production from the year on the second band.

Please enjoy these aged exquisite cigars, but do not forget to age some of these vintage cigars even further, like fine wines, for added enjoyment in the future.


   
Keith K. Park
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Prometheus - God of Fire - Angelenos - Sencillo


   


   
 
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the God of Fire brand.  Prometheus stole fire from Zeus, the king of Olympian Gods, to give it to mankind. Enraged Zeus ordered Prometheus to be bound to a desolate rock and attacked by an eagle. Prometheus was punished for his love of mortals. The painting, Prometheus Bound, on the cigar band portrays his unwavering endurance of suffering. Prometheus is a courageous hero for mankind, and also known as God of Fire.  Copyright © Prometheus
   
In celebration of the 10th anniversary, renowned actor Joe Mantegna and Keith K. Park, Founder and CEO of God of Fire, co-hosted the 2014 God of Fire Charity Dinner for the Better World. At the event, Joe Mangegna received the 2014 God of Fire Man of the Year Award for his work on behalf of military veterans. He has been a strong supporter of U.S. military veterans. Mantegna has been especially active with New Directions, and also served as spokesperson for ACT Today for Military Families, led the fundraising campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army, and participated the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC for the last 10 years. 
  
The 10th Anniversary God of Fire Charity Dinner raised more than $100,000 for two worthy charities: New Directions for Veterans, a program that helps homeless military veterans in the greater Los Angeles area, and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which provides education and health care for the children from impoverished families in the Dominican Republic.  Since its inaugural dinner in 2005, the God of Fire Charity Dinner has raised more than $1,000,000 for deserving charities.

 
 
   
   

 
 
 
 
Celebrating 5th Anniversary
 
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Since the inception of the brand, God of Fire has strived to help children in need. For its 5th anniversary , God of Fire and Prometheus would like to support impoverished children in the greater Los Angeles area (Beyond Shelter and Para Los Ninos) and in the Dominican Republic (Cigar Family Charitable Foundation). We would like to thank all of our customers and friends for making this possible.

 
 
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Man of Fire: Prometheus 15th Anniversary, 1992 - 2007

   
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Man of Fire.  A 28 years old former economics student mixed his creative flair with a budding interest in cigars to begin Prometheus.  Samuel Spurr meets Keith K. Park, proudly celebrating 15 years of passion and excellence.

Since launching Prometheus, Keith always dreamed of creating his own cigar line to complement his accessories. “I saw Prometheus lighters, ashtrays and humidors displayed in stores, but no cigars. I wanted to complete the picture.” The opportunity presented itself in the spring of 2003 as Keith and Carlito Fuente sat down to dinner in the Dominican Republic.

During the filming of the Fuente documentary, The Fuente Family: An American Dream, in Dominican Republic in the spring of 2002, Keith, who was the producer of the Fuente documentary, was repeatedly called “God of Fire”, an obvious reference to Keith's brand Prometheus and the Greek myth behind it. Carlito, remembering this reference to Keith, suggested he uses “God of Fire” as a cigar brand name.  READ MORE

 
Robb Report selects Prometheus 15th Anniversary God of Fire Humidor as one of its 21 Ultimate Gifts.  
Robb Report, December 2007
 
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A unique God of Fire humidor filled with 300 cigars made by Carlos "Carlito" Fuente Jr. A table of 10 at the 2008 God of Fire charity dinner in Los Angeles, as well as a visit to the Chateau de la Fuente tobacco farm in the Dominican Republic. Starting at $250,000.00.   FULL STORY
 
 


The Fuente family has teamed up with Keith K. Park, owner of Prometheus International, Inc., to create a limited cigar brand called God of Fire.
   
Excerpt from Cigar Insider. July 13, 2004

BY MICHAEL MORETTI

The Fuente family has teamed up with Keith K. Park, owner of Prometheus International, Inc., to create a limited cigar brand called God of Fire. The cigars are made by Tabacalera A. Fuente in Dominican Republic and will be distributed by God of Fire, Inc., a company wholly owned by Park.

There will be two blends under the brand umbrella -- God of Fire by Don Carlos and God of Fire by Carlito. Don Carlos will be made by Carlos Fuente, Sr. It is designed to have a silky, sweet taste. Carlos Fuente, Jr.'s blend will be more powerful. "This is going to be a very small production, a special production," said Fuente, Jr.

God of Fire is named after the Greek Titan Prometheus, who, as the myth goes, was bound to a rock and attacked by an eagle as punishment from the gods for stealing fire and giving it to man. The main band depicts the bound Prometheus being attacked. A second, smaller band on each cigar has the name of the blender and the year in which the cigar was produced. This year's batch will say "By Don Carlos, 2004" or "By Carlito, 2004."

"By putting the year of production on the cigars and boxes," says Park, "we are enabling cigar smokers to know the age of the cigars. We would like to add to the sophistication and collectability of cigar smoking." This year, God of Fire will be available only in 100 limited-edition humidors. The cabinet humidors, which can hold 250 to 300 cigars, will retail for $6,000. They will come with 50 of the Don Carlos blend and 50 of the Carlito blend. Park said the cigars will be sold individually in 2005.

    
Prometheus, the Greek god of fire has not only lent his name to a maker of lighters.  He is also patron of the new cigar brand "God of Fire" blended by Carlos and Carlito Fuente, exclusively for Keith K. Park from Prometheus.
    
Reprint from European Cigar Cult Journal, Autumn-Edition 3/2004.

Prometheus, the Greek god of fire has not only lent his name to a maker of lighters.  He is also patron of the new cigar brand "God of Fire" blended by Carlos and Carlito Fuente, exclusively for Keith K. Park from Prometheus.  The additional names "by Don Carlos" or "by Carlito", respectively, represent the different blends of Fuente father and son.  The exquisite vintage Churchills are packaged in individual wooden boxes and are only available in a 6,000-dollar humidor glass cabinet of 100 (50 of each version).  The humidor is a work of art in itself -- its glass door is hand-cut in Italy and its low availability alone could soon make this brand as sought after as Fuente Fuente OpusX.


 
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