Who did Zeus punish by having poison/acid dripped on them?

  • I am not sure if this is a real myth, as I learned about it from a Tumblr post:

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    Hades was the least evil entity in the entire Greek pantheon. Just look at the punishments.

    Pushing a rock uphill forever,
    Have venom slowly dripping on your face for eternity, have a bird eat you [sic] liver alive every day, that's all Zeus.

    Hades' punishments were like 'solve this million piece puzzle or whatever'

    'be married to me for half the year'

    He just wanted someone to love him and play game [sic] with him. I see no crime in that.

    One of the punishments mentioned is poison acid dripping on someone. Is this true? Who did Zeus punish in this fashion?

    I think it' a good question in terms of clearing up faulty information posted by unreliable, online sources, thus useful. Posts like this demonstrate why it's incumbent on answerers to use vetted sources, ideally academic.

  • Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Correct answer

    4 years ago

    I do not think there's a tale were Zeus punishes someone with poison, as in Greek mythology punishment by poison is more often associated with women. See, for example, the story of Medea, or how Hera attempted to poison baby Hercules with snakes.

    I think it's likely whoever wrote the comment in your screenshot was mistaken, and were actually thinking of Loki's punishment (as already mentioned by Lauren Ipsum).

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