The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0217 Tuesday, 9 February 1999.
From: Carol Barton <
Date: Monday, 8 Feb 1999 09:36:15 EST
Subject: 10.0208 Q: Early Myth
Comment: Re: SHK 10.0208 Q: Early Myth
>I've been trying to remember the details of a myth about a hero who
>agrees to carry an old man across a river on his shoulders, but when he
>gets to the other side, the old man refuses to get off his back. Does
>anyone recognize this story enough to supply names of the mythical
This was asked and answered on FICINO: Sinbad's fifth voyage, per Robin
Hamilton (so no one else has to go crazy looking it up).