On his trip to Hades, Odysseus (Odyssey, XI) meets Sisyphus, King of Ephyra, who might be his illegitimate father. Like Odysseus himself, Sisyphus is a great sailor and an even greater liar; the father and his unrecognized son are both extremely cunning. Sisyphus’s greatest feat is capturing Thanatos, the messenger of death, when he comes for him, thus upsetting the world, as nobody dies during some time until Ares manages to fix the mess. When the great deceiver finally ends up in Hell, he is compelled to roll a huge bolder up a hill. As soon as he reaches the top, the boulder slips from his sweating hands and rolls back down to the valley. Sisyphus is forced to repeat the same drill throughout eternity.