Mangled Myth


When making new mythology, it helps not to screw up references to old mythology.

From the ninth chapter of the novelisation of A New Hope, in the garbage room scene:

"Chewbacca whined pitifully as he fought with all his incredible strength and weight to hold back one of the walls, looking like a hirsute Tantalus approaching his final summit."

That's a hairy Sisyphus, not Tantalus.  Unless, of course, we are supposed to think the Wookiee was taking time out of his wall-holding to cook his son, or that the wall was actually receding!

Well done, Alan Dean Foster.  
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