August 03, 2010

Sisyphus

An interesting character out of Greek mythology.

Maureen Dowd uses the phrase 'Sisyphian task' to describe America's toils in Afghanistan.

Now that I know what Sisyphus is all about, I guess she is sort of right.

The guy was apparently a king who was punished by the gods for his hubris.

His punishment was that he would push a stone up a hill and it would come down and he would push it up again ... till eternity.

Ouch!

The Greeks were certainly creative in their myth making!

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