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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1888
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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.