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Sisyphus

noun Sis·y·phus \ˈsi-sə-fəs\

Definition of SISYPHUS

:  a legendary king of Corinth condemned eternally to repeatedly roll a heavy rock up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again as it nears the top

Origin of SISYPHUS

Latin, from Greek Sisyphos
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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