The Greeks believed that their cursed resided in a pit in the underworld called Tartarus, and among the most celebrated residents of Tartarus are the Danaïdes, sisters who killed their husbands on their wedding night. The Danaïdes are condemned to fill sieves with water for eternity, and like Sisyphus with his rock, never complete their task. I cannot suggest, as Camus does in his Myth of Sisyphus, that Sisyphus might be entirely happy in his work—who would share in his jokes?—but I can imagine that the Danaïdes might be, all together.

Mary Mussman, “Weeding and Reading”