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Sis·y·phus

 (sĭs′ə-fəs)
n. Greek Mythology
A cruel king of Corinth condemned forever to roll a huge stone up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again on nearing the top.

[Latin Sisyphus, from Greek Sisuphos.]

Sisyphus

(ˈsɪsɪfəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Corinth, punished in Hades for his misdeeds by eternally having to roll a heavy stone up a hill: every time he approached the top, the stone escaped his grasp and rolled to the bottom

Sis•y•phus

(ˈsɪs ə fəs)

n.
a legendary ruler of Corinth punished in Tartarus by being compelled to roll to the top of a slope a stone that always escapes him and rolls back down again.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sisyphus - (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hillSisyphus - (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Translations

Sisyphus

[ˈsɪsɪfəs] NSísifo

Sisyphus

nSisyphus m

Sisyphus

[ˈsɪsɪfəs] n (Myth) → Sisifo
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To start with, by re-characterizing the function of religion and myth, as Rudolf Bultmann does, and interpreting myth existentialism from a religious point of view; furthermore, as Mircea Eliade suggested, by elevating secular stories to religious myths, on the one hand, with examples such as the mythologization of George Washington as father of the USA; and on the other hand, by turning religious myths into secular ones, as in Albert Camus's interpretation of Sisiphus myth, turning pity to admiration in the hands of secular readers.
20 -- Kashmir is truly a Sisyphean problem ' Sisiphus is a character from Greek mythology whose punishment was to endlessly roll a large stone to the top of a hill only for it to roll down again.
Elyot, The Boke named the Governour, writes, "How shall he [the child] abhorre tyranny, fraude and avarice, whan he doth se the paynes of Duke Theseus, Prometheus, Sisiphus and such othere tourmented for their dissolute and vicious lyvying" (1:65).