One day, a king named King Tantalus of Lydia was thought to be an amazing person. His people thought he was kind and generous. However, Tantalus wasn't. He only cared about himself, and no one else. He also thought he could trick the gods, so he came with a plan.
Tantalus killed his son and planned to cook him into a stew. He would invite the gods, and if they eat the stew, he'd make them give him riches so he wouldn't expose them.
As his plan turned into reality, Tantalus thought that if the gods did not eat the soup, he would tell everyone the gods killed his son. Everyone would believe him. He was pleased with his plan.
I will show that I am the smartest!
However, upon arrival, the gods immediately knew what Tantalus did. They brought his son back to life and punished the king.
As punishment, King Tantalus had to stay in his garden forever. His feet were enchanted so he could not move. Every time he reached for an apple, it move out of reach. Everyone was upset at the king.
Everyone hated Tantalus since then, so no one came to his rescue. Eating nothing but, well, air, King Tantalus died of starvation. No one cared.