The rock of Sisyphus. Short stories from Greek mythology
Greek mythology contains the bases of Western culture, that is why in Guiainfantil we are adapting it for children. In this series of short stories for children the youngest can enjoy the funniest and most educational mythological legends. This time we fulfill Sisyphus the punishment imposed on him
Greek mythology contains the bases of Western culture, that is why in Guiainfantil we are adapting it for children. In this series of short stories for children the youngest can enjoy the funniest and most educational mythological legends.
This time we fulfill Sisyphus the punishment imposed on him Zeus. Sisyphus, the boldest man, the most tricky and the most gossip, is punished by Zeus for sneaking out on an important secret.
The punishment of Sisyphus
Sisyphus was one of the sons of the Lord of the winds Aeolus. He was the most cheating man in the world, but also the most astute and both characteristics were inherited by his son Ulysses. Sisyphus is known for his scams, for his deceptions and for his ability to get out of any complicated situation but, above all, he is known for the punishment imposed on him by the gods.
The truth is that the whole world was quite fed up with the traps and deceptions of Sisyphus, both gods and mortals. Because Sisyphus was also a little gossip and knew everything about everyone. Nobody better than him was aware that information is power and that's why he was always watching what the gods did and listening behind the doors of the neighbors. He knew everything.
One day an impressive mess was formed because the daughter of Rio Asopo had disappeared and nobody could find her. Yes, at that time the rivers also had children, as well as people. Nobody found the daughter of the Asopo River and everyone was very worried. For a change, Sisyphus knew what had happened to the girl, so she decided to take advantage of the situation.
He told Asopo that he knew who his daughter was with, but that if he wanted to know anything else, he had to compensate by creating a fountain in his city. Asopo made sprout in the middle of the city a source of crystal clear water so that everyone had the water nearby and did not have to move around the mountain for it. Everyone seemed satisfied with the agreement, but it was lacking that Sisyphus revealed the secret of the daughter of the Asopo River.
- Zeus has taken your daughter, Asopo- said Sisyphus
The news fell like a bomb because few dared to face the god Zeus, the most powerful of all Olympus. But the A river Asopo loved her daughter too much not to face the god. Ze - Zeus, if you do not return my daughter I will dry all the rivers that travel the Earth - threatened the Asopo River. With this scenario
had no choice but to return a Asopo hija's daughter to his house, but the matter was not going to be that way. The sneak Sisyphus was going to get his comeuppance. A punishment that nobody imagined and that would not leave Sisyphus time to gossip in the affairs of others. Zeuspunished Sisyphus to climb a huge rock to the top of a mountain. Sisyphus was sweating and sweating because the rock was huge and the slope of the mountain too. And when it was about to reach the top, the rock fell rolling without Sisyphus could do anything to prevent it. And back to start. Sisyphus pushed the rock almost to the top of the mountain and down again. And there Sisyphus continues from then, up and down with the rock in tow.