Hubris - extreme haughtiness or arrogance. Hubris often indicates being out of touch with reality and overestimating one's own competence or capabilities, especially for people in positions of power.
His fear: with the mind God blessed us with, using our hands, imagination, and intellect; we could reach Heaven - the stars.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." Lord Baron Acton (1834–1902)
MEGALOMANIA - a mania for great or grandiose performance; a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
From William Shakespeare's "As You Like It": "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances;"
Someone has stated the "curse": "If you play the strongest man on Earth, you will either die an untimely death or end up in the weakest position possible."
[Acts 12:20-23] "Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, so they were in a group to see him. First they convinced Blastus, the man in charge of the palace, that he should help them. Then they went to Herod and asked him for peace, because their country got its food supplied from the king's country.
"On a chosen day Herod put on his royal robes, sat on this throne, and made a speech to the people. 'It isn't a man speaking, but a god!' they shouted. At once the angel of the Lord struck Herod down, because he did not give honor to God. He was eaten by worms and died."