GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

TANTALUS

Greek legendary mortal

A very bad person

Son of ZEUS and one of the NYMPHS, he nicked nectar and did other dreadful things culminating in plopping his son PELOPS into a cooking pot and inviting the Gods for a meal.

He was punished with permanent tantalization up to his neck in water which he could never get to drink, with overhanging fruit branches which he could never quite reach.

TANTALUS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TANTALUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 10540
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Article last updated on 03 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "TANTALUS: legendary mortal from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 03 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 August 2014.

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