The Mythical Trickster

I can’t believe it! I was offered the celebrate poet of April award .I’m really happy to get 18 votes in this event which means that 17 people appreciate my poetry ( excluding my own vote) . Thank you Jingle for putting great efforts to bring about such an exciting event, and I’d like to thank all my friends and especially those who voted for me .

An absurd  hero of  Greek myth,

the ruthless king of Corinth.

He was deceitful and vicious

Crafty ,Brutal and avaricious.

He enjoyed killing his guests

opponents and travellers.

He even   molested his niece

to satisfy his  queer caprice.

Imprisoned in an underworld  closet

after he revealed Zeus’ secrets.

He seized Thanatos a hostage

and  thus  incurred the Gods’ rage .

So, they punished him for his trickery

and condemned him to roll a boulder

up a steep hill   throughout  eternity.


Guess who is this mythological figure?

17 Responses

  1. Wordwand classic. I like the riddle format.

  2. well done guys , yes it’s sisyphus.thanks all of you for your insightful comments.

  3. his name escapes me.

    but his life in hades is a complete and utter failure O_O imagine rolling a rock for all eternity. gaaaah.


  4. Hello,
    I love the way your wrote it as a riddle!
    I must say that all of your poems and your blog are very good!
    I am also very thankful about all the lovely comments you leave on my page, its so supporting and i am very grateful!
    Keep up the great work!
    Marinela 😀

  5. I will have an award for you on my post tomorrow morning.

  6. I like the riddling format. Nice.

  7. Congratulations on the poetry award! I like this poem. Well written, intriguing and an easy flow. Well done!


  9. inventive,
    amazing poem!

  10. Nice work. Those Greek gods certainly had a wild time. Punishments for upsetting the applecart were severe. It’s a pity our present would be gods don’t have to account for their transgression in a similar way 🙂

  11. Ah…everyone else gave my answer…had forgotten some of the details of this story thanks for reminding me of them…enjoyed this poem.

  12. thanks rahim for this marvellous poem and interesting story. will have to read sisyphus’s story now. i love to read mythological stories so much.

    i have a small gift for you in my blog, please accept it.

    peace and happiness.

  13. Love the story and mystery and especially the flow of it. Fantastic.

  14. yep sisyphus…and somedays i feel….

  15. I agree with Adam. I really did enjoy reading these lines, and you my friend is very deserving of every award that you received.

  16. Cool, first comment…. Sisyphus.
    Enjoyed the complex rhymes in this poem. cheers

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