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There are pleasures of Tantalus as well as pains of Tantalus.The Proud Prince|Justin Huntly McCarthy
Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus, and was born on Mount Sipylus.A History of Art for Beginners and Students|Clara Erskine Clement
But Wade refused to play Tantalus to the lure of this temptation and kept silent.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
Near the Danades stands Tantalus, the father of Niobe, who on earth was a most inhuman and brutal king.
The inhuman Tantalus was condemned to the torments of Tartarus, where he stands up to his chin in a clear stream.
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Cultural definitions for Tantalus
A king in classical mythology who, as punishment for having offended the gods, was tortured with everlasting thirst and hunger in Hades. He stood up to his chin in water, but each time he bent to quench his thirst, the water receded. There were boughs heavy with fruit over his head, but each time he tried to pluck them, the wind blew them out of reach.