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THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS AND THE BOULDER.

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Transcript of THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS AND THE BOULDER.

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli INTRO Who was Sisyphus King Sisyphus once was the king of Ephyra,(Present name: Corinth). He was the father of Glaucus,Almus,Thersander, and Ornytion by a nymph named Merope. He was the brother of Salmoneus. He was a great ruler because he had upgraded navigation and commerce. Even though he sounds like a great and peaceful ruler he would kill travellers and guests this is how he was thought to keep order. He loved most of the kills and would enjoy the entertainment when he was bored. He and his brother were thought to have hated each other just like most brothers. He was a trouble maker THE FURLOW THE SECOND FURLOW Before Sisyphus had been taken to Tartarus, he had told his wife to throw his body into the middle of the town square.This was to see how loyal and loving his wife was to him. Sisyphus's wife hadn't loved him enough however and had sent his body into the shores at the end of a river known as Styx. Out raged and full of hatred for his wife because of her disrespect for him. He then complained to Persephone that this was a sign of his wife's lack of respect for him. Sisyphus persuaded Persephone to allow him passage to the surface and scold his wife for not burying his body with a proper funeral. Once back in Corinth Sisyphus's spirit scolded his wife for not giving him the proper funeral he deserved. When Sisyphus refused to return to the Underworld/Tartarus, Hermes had to drag him back with great strength and force. THE PUNISHMENT Since Sisyphus had tried to stay on the surface after scolding his wife Zeus constructed a special torture Sisyphus would be condemned to do for eternity. The torture that Zeus had constructed especially for Sisyphus was a enchanted boulder. The purpose of this torture is that Sisayphu8s was supposed to role the boulder to the top of a ginormous hill. Then when the boulder is close to the top the enchantment Zeus had bestowed on the boulder, makes the boulder role back down the hill. The main reason why Zeus made this torture for Sisyphus is to show Sisyphus he isn't the only one that is full of trickery. The Myth of Sisyphus and the Boulder
This myth is well known for the punishment Sisyphus was condemed to do for the rest of his life sentence. WELCOME TO MY PRESENTATION ON THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS AND THE BOULDER.
By Nathanial .J. Martinez Citations:
http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/0195153448/studentresources/chapters/ch25/?view=usa
http://http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Sisyphus


THE FOOLISH MISTAKE One day Sisyphus had made a very foolish mistake that would effect him for a eternity. The mistake was that Sisyphus told one of Zeus's secrets to the river god Asopus. The secret was of the whereabouts of Asopus's daughter Aegina. Aegina was a Asopides that was taken away by Zeus because of revenge for Asopus causing a spring to flow on the Corinthian acropolis. This ,made Zeus have a great out burst of rage. Outraged Zeus ordered Thanatos to chain Sisyphus down in Tartarus. After taking some time to think of a plan that would be easy enough to trick Thanatos. He had asked Thanatos how the cuffs Thanatos use work. After Thanatos was done explaining how the cuffs work to Sisyphus, Sisyphus tricked Thanatos and cuffed him. The cuffs would never release and because of this no human could die. Since no human could die all of the battles that were fought would not have any boold shed Ares the god of war was annoyed with no death and broke the chains that had imprisoned Thanatos. Ares then handed Sisyphus back over to Thanatos. Hope you enjoyed
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