I recently heard a reference to a character the gods sentenced to live long enough to see the results of his bad advice. I am looking for a reference for this story, specifically the name of the character and the god who sentenced him. No results on web searches, not sure where to look.

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    Hello. This is incredibly broad, I don't know how much help we can be without further info. Isn't there anything else you can tell us about the story? Even a vague hint about the culture could help narrow this down. – yannis Aug 7 at 10:43
  • @yannis Unfortunately the reference was vague. I am still searching for the story and source. – MC Valleroy Aug 8 at 16:37
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    It is probably that guy: Ashwatthama. He is faced with immortality by Krishna while he will never be able to receive kindness or hospitality. this is a curse because he was not fearing death. But he will fear rejection. But honestly, your description is vague enough for me to not be 'so' sure. The thing is achieving temporary suspension of mortality is a rare fact. Ashwatthama is the only example wandering my mind. The Wanderig Jew is another example. But that late medieval stuff more than old myth. – Gibet Aug 13 at 7:46
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    Thanks for the information @Gibet . Yeah, those don't sound like what I am looking for. I am beginning to wonder if it was a made up reference. Hope not. I am on the road for a few weeks but plan to get into this more when I'm at home and can dig in deeper. Appreciate your notes. – MC Valleroy Aug 14 at 14:48

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