Andon’s philosophy had been most confused; he had barely escaped becoming a fire worshiper because of the great comfort derived from his accidental discovery of fire.  Andon had the idea of making fire with flint.  Using fire enabled Andon to defy climate and thus forever to be independent of their animal relatives of the southern lands. 
Though Andon, the discoverer of fire, avoided treating it as an object of worship, many of his descendants regarded the flame as a fetish or as a spirit. They failed to reap the sanitary benefits of fire because they would not burn refuse.  When asked where fire came from, the simple story of Andon and the flint was soon replaced by the legend of how some Prometheus stole it from heaven. 
Fire building, by a single bound, forever separated man from animal; it is the basic human invention, or discovery. Fire was a great civilizer.  Fire opened the doors to metalwork and led to the subsequent discovery of steam power and the present-day uses of electricity.  Civilization is going backwards today; came out from savagery by way of fire, animals, and slavery and now seeks energy in nature.  In continental and most developed country in a neighbor planet all buildings are fireproof.  Spiritual flames consume mortal bodies in translation during light and life ages. 
The ideas of supernatural origin led directly to fire worship, and fire worship led to the custom of “passing through fire,” a practice carried on up to the times of Moses.  Primitives held fire in superstitious regard; they regarded it as fetish.  Primitive man feared fire and always sought to keep it in good humor, hence the sprinkling of incense.  Fire and water were always considered the best means of resisting ghosts and evil spirits.  Early methods of detecting crime consisted in conducting ordeals of poison, fire, and pain. 
The Sanhedrin passed an unprecedented decree closing synagogues throughout Palestine to Jesus and his followers. The Hebron synagogue refused and was soon destroyed by fire.  John Mark brought seven good-sized fish, which the Master put on the fire, and when they were cooked, the lad served them to the ten.  Peter warmed himself in Annas’ courtyard by a fire. 
Andrew had presented Teherma to Simon for instruction. Simon looked upon the Persian as a “fire worshiper,” although Teherma took great pains to explain that fire was only the visible symbol of the Pure and Holy One.  Fire was mixed up with magic in the minds of primitive fear-ridden mortals. Fire reverence reached its height in Persia, where it long persisted. 
Zoroaster did not teach the worship of fire but sought to utilize the flame as a symbol of the pure and wise Spirit of universal and supreme dominance. All too true, his later followers did both reverence and worship this symbolic fire. 
See also: UB 69:6.