A series created during the pandemic lockdown. I have always been fascinated by Greek mythology and realised that a few situations that we have been experiencing during the lockdown could be paralleled with the stories in Greek mythology.

Tantalus was the king of Sipylus, who tried to feed his own son as a meal for the Olympian Gods. Enraged by this, Zeus banished him to the Underworld, cursing him to forever go thirsty and hungry while standing in a pool of water underneath a bent apple tree branch. Reach for the water and pool recedes into the ground. Reach for the apple and the branch straightens itself out of reach.
Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra and was known for his trickery. He once managed to chain the God of Death, Thanatos, in the Underworld, thus preventing everyone in the world from dying. As punishment, Zeus ordered Sisyphus to roll a boulder up a hill only to have the boulder roll back down once he reached the top, thus consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts.
The sirens were creatures who would lure sailors with their enchanting voice to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. When Odysseus wanted to listen to their voice without getting shipwrecked, he requested his crew to plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast of the ship.