The curse when making fun of parents

the curse when making fun of parents

If you make fun of your father or despise your mother in her old age, you ought to be eaten by vultures or have your eyes picked out by wild ravens. – Proverbs

But clear-headed Telémakhos replied: “Antínoös, can I banish against her will the mother who bore me and took care of me? My father is either dead or far away, but dearly I should pay for this at Ikários’ hands, if ever I sent her back.  The powers of darkness would requite it, too, my mother’s parting curse would call hell’s furies (in mythology, the primitive female agents of retribution for evil, especially for evil committed against blood kindred) to punish me, along with the scorn of men. No: I can never give the word for this. But if your hearts are capable of shame, leave my great hall, and take your dinner elsewhere, consume your own stores. Turn and turn about, use one another’s houses. If you choose to slaughter one man’s livestock and pay nothing, this is rapine; and by the eternal gods I beg Zeus you shall get what you deserve: a slaughter here, and nothing paid for it!” – The Odyssey, Book 2, Homer




Kids Who Mock, Imitate and Make Fun of Parents



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