Sisyphus

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Sisyphus
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Title ?
Relations Bouldy (Bestie)
Affiliation Shade
Voice Andrew Marks
Within the depths of Tartarus reside the most wretched of all the shades who linger for eternity within the Underworld, whose Lord and Master is especially unkind to those attempting to cheat death.
~ Narrator

Sisyphus is a former king sentenced to an eternity of punishment within Tartarus for attempting to cheat death. He succeeded twice, each time only temporarily before the consequences caught up with him; nevertheless, this was enough to earn him an eternity within Tartarus.

His punishment is to roll a boulder up a steep hill; the boulder, however, always rolls back down the hill before he reaches the top, despite his best efforts. The Furies - and Megaera in particular - torment him as he attempts to push the boulder, though with Zagreus's recent escape attempts, they appear to be slacking on this particular duty.

In spite of his never-ending punishment, Sisyphus is generally good-humoured and polite, having had ample time to reflect on his deeds in life. He refers to his boulder as "Bouldy" and treats him as a friend and confidante, and speaks quite casually with Zagreus, who he typically calls "Prince Z".

Zagreus can sometimes encounter Sisyphus taking a break from boulder-pushing while making his way through Tartarus. During these meetings, Sisyphus will offer Zagreus a choice between Health, Darkness or Obols. He can only appear once during each escape attempt. Sisyphus is immune to damage, though he will respond if Zagreus takes a swing at him regardless.

Ambrosia[edit | edit source]

If given Ambrosia, Sisyphus will give you the Shattered Shackle.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...Most of those who earn the highest form of punishment in Tartarus committed acts I hesitate to commit to the page, though Sisyphus is an exception to the rule. He earns the Furies' lashes for the crime of having once outsmarted the Lord Hades, cheated death! A reckless plan, although he executed it, and bought himself a little extra time, though now he pays for it, heaving that boulder constantly. The act of doing so for some interminable length of time seems to have given him a certain kind of outlook on his life, one that I may well do to study in my own ample amounts of time to spare.'


Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Sisyphus that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Sisyphus