Tantalus in Tartarus Picture
I'm a little obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology and I was always fascinated with the story of Tantalus when I was little. He wanted to please the gods so much that he cut up his son and served him as dinner to the gods. This obviously pissed them off, so they saved his son, Pelops, and when Tantalus died he went to Tartarus. If you hadn't noticed, Tantalus is very similar to the English word tantalize or tantalizing...that's because in Tartarus, he was placed in a pool of water with grape vines above his head. Whenever he tried to drink or eat, the water and grapes would recede and not let him partake.