A stubborn, myopic or simple figure from mythology

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  1. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Go on, thou dogs: make thyselves of use!

    I'm looking for a figure from mythology with a narrow outlook: as the title, myopic, simple or single-minded. I've considered the Cyclopes, but it doesn't quite fit. Anyone? Bueller?
     
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  3. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    What about Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus.

    EPIMETHEUS was the Titan god of afterthought, the father of excuses. He and his brother Prometheus were given the task of populating the earth with animals and men. However, Epimetheus quickly exhausted the supply of gifts allotted for the task in the equipment of animals, leaving Prometheus' masterpiece, mankind, completely helpless. As a result the Titan brother was forced to steal fire from heaven to arm them. Zeus was angered by this theft and ordered the creation of Pandora, the first woman, as a means to deliver evil into the house of man. Despite the warnings of his brother, Epimetheus happily received her as his bride, but as soon as she arrived she lifted the lid of a jar entrusted her by the gods, releasing a plague of harmful daimones (spirits) to trouble mankind. Only Hope (Elpis) remained behind to succor the unfortunate race.

    http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanEpimetheus.html
     
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  5. Liebling Doesn't Need to be Spoonfed. Valued Senior Member

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    GeoffP,

    What about Phaethon? All he wanted was to know his father and gain fathers approval. Once he met his father up in the heavens, all he wanted was so show his father he could drive the chariot and he died as a result.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Pimpothus, he was the first to start the business of sharing women for coinage.

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  8. river

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    the god of afterthought

    very interesting
     
  9. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    The god of afterthought?

    I'm surprised there isn't a shrine, here.
     
  10. Landau Roof Registered Senior Member

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    Oops! That's what we should have done!
     
  11. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Sisyphus.
     
  12. Landau Roof Registered Senior Member

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    Pontius Pilate
     
  13. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Ah.... yes.

    But then, Pontius Pilate wasn't actually mythical... as much as his historical motives might have been.
     
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  15. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Phaeton would be good. Thanks!
     

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