Monday, August 4, 2008
Sisyphus pissed off Zeus by telling tales of Zeus' many dalliances with the ladies. Zeus punished the King in Hades by forcing him to roll an enormous boulder to the top of a steep hill. Every time the boulder neared the top, it would roll back down and Sisyphus would have to start over. A difficult and futile endeavor is often called a "Sisyphean task."