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Penelope - Greek Mythology

The phrase “to spin Penelope’s web” comes from the ancient myth of Penelope. It means to repeat a task over and over without showing any results. Penelope was loved by many men but it was not because of her beauty that she attracted so many suitors; it was because she had a true heart and was a kind person. Being the daughter of Icarius, the Spartan prince, she chose Ulysses, who was King of Ithaca to take as a husband. After they were wed, it was time for Penelope to leave the home that she shared with her father and make a new one with Ulysses. Icarius told Penelope that she did not need to leave and was welcome to stay with him if she wished. Penelope, torn by the decision, did not answer her father but dropped her wedding veil over her face and left with her new husband, Ulysses. Icarius created a statue to Modesty that stood at the place where his daughter and Ulysses left.

Penelope and Ulysses had not even been married for one full year when he got called for service during the Trojan War. He was gone a very long time and Penelope began to wonder if he was still alive and if he would come back home to her. As time stretched on and it continued to look very unlikely that Ulysses had survived the war, many men began calling on Penelope, wanting her to remarry them. Meanwhile, Penelope continued to look for ways to prolong having to choose another man to replace her husband.

One of the ways she used to stall was to create a funeral robe for Laertes, Ulysses’ father who had died. She promised herself that as soon as the robe was finished, she would begin to consider the suitors that wanted her hand in marriage. She worked hard every day on the robe only to later that night, undo all of her work.


Penelope mythology.

 The myth of Penelope.

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