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1

Who is Tantalus?

son of Zeus' - frequently a dinner guest of the gods

2

What does Tantalus do?

decides to try to test the gods omniscience... invites the gods to dinner

3

What do they have for dinner?

Tantalus chops his son Pelops into the gods food

4

Only who is fooled by Tantalus trick? Why? What part of Pelops did she eat?

Demeter - grieving for Persephone - the arm

5

What do the gods do?

put Pelops back together and make an ivory arm for him since Demeter eat one of his arms

6

What his Tantalus punishment?

eternal condemnation to the Underworld

7

How does Tantalus live?

- food and water always just out of reach
- can't satisfy hunger and thirst

8

What does the oracle tell Denomaus?

to beware of death at hands of son-in-law

9

How can suitors win Hippodamid? What happens if you lose?

must win a chariot race - put to death if you lose

10

Why will Oenomdus never lose?

bc his horses are just too fast

11

Who does Pelops find to help him? What does he do?

finds Myrtilus to help him - Pelops offers half the kingdom if he installs wax wheel-pins on Oenomdus chariot

12

What happenes after the race?

Pelops throws Myrtilus into the sea and as falling Myrtilus cures Pelops before he dies

13

Peloponhesus

"island of Pelops