According to legend, after angering Zeus, the god ordered Thanatos to seize Sisyphos. The mortal fooled Death, however, and as punishment for this, Sisyphos was condemned to push a boulder to the top of a hill for eternity. After his death, he was said to buried in a cave below the hill. Centuries later, a monument depicting his punishment stood outside the cave.
- In Greek mythology, Sisyphos was the brother of Salmoneus.
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (statue only)