Gods gave him a shoulder of ivory when they reborned

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because of Persephone, ate Pelops shoulder. Gods gave him a shoulder of ivory when they reborned him. The pelopsian island is named after pelops. Punished in the Underword ‘tantalized’ = tented by something u cant have, by food and water just out of his reach Sisyphus Son of Aeolus ( is he winged god or not don’t know) A trickster He ties up Thanatos (Death),an (amprophomorphic figure) so no-one can die. Ares releases Thanatos, Sisyphus “dies”. Sisyphus tricks Hades by telling his wife not to perform funeral rites. Hades allows him to return home, and he stays until he dies of old age. His punishment in Hades is to roll a rock repeatedly up a hill. Extostentialists use this. Ixion
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First to kill his kinsman Father-in-law (treachery, oath-breaking involved) No god could purify him. Usually Apollo would but no one did. Zeus, out of pity, performed the purification and welcomed him among the gods Ixion then tried to sleep with Hera Hera was replaced by a cloud, a trick Kentauros was born as a result (Centaurs = half horse, half men, different way to say it) ancestor of the race of centors Punishment: tied to a wheel (sometimes fiery), which rolls all over the world as warning to others (peacock = bird of Hera) Later Views Over time, myths begin to reflect the idea of virtue’s reward in the afterlife. Topography of Hades becomes more complex different regions for different degrees of virtue. Mystery religions offer hope for a blessed afterlife E.g. Eleusinian Mysteries, Orphic cult = version of Dionysiac Mysteries. The Greek Hero Transcending the Human
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Oscar Wilde, De Profundis (1897), put in prison because he was homosexual But to recognize that the soul of a man is unknowable, is the ultimate achievement of wisdom.
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