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Sisyphus, the cunning cheater of death


Sisyphus was a son of Aeolus, the god of the winds. He was the founder and King of Corinth and had two brothers; Athamas, a king of Boeotia, and Critheus, the founder of Iolkos. Sisyphus was also the grandfather of Bellerophon, who was the owner of the magic winged horse Pegasus.

Sisyphos was renowned of his wealth, his smartness and his cunningness but used his assets to cause harm and offence to the gods.


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