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Is there a story from greek mythology which talks about the difficulty to change a bad habit? The character involved should be aware that it is a bad habit, but just isn't able to change it.

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The most famous bad habit of Greek mythology is probably Zeus' promiscuity. Besids 3 wives (Hera being the last), he had many supernatural affairs:

  • Aega
  • Ananke/Themis (3 offspring)
  • Aphrodite
  • Demeter
  • Dione/Thalassa
  • Eris
  • Eurynome (3 offspring)
  • Gaia (yes it’s true)
  • Leto (Apollo and Artemis)
  • Maia (Hermes)
  • Metis (Athena)
  • Mnemosyne (12, yes, 12 offspring)
  • Leda/Nemesis (Helen of Troy)
  • Persephone (2 offspring)
  • Selene (3 offspring)
  • Thalia
  • Themis
  • Eos

and demigods & humans:

  • Aegina (2)
  • Alcmene (Heracles aka Hercules)
  • Antiope (2)
  • Anaxithea
  • Asterope/Oceanid
  • Callisto
  • Calyce
  • Callirhoe (0)
  • Carme
  • Cassiopeia
  • Chaldene (2)
  • Danae
  • Dia
  • Elara
  • Electra (3)
  • Europa (6. Honestly, I’m tired.)
  • Eurymedousa
  • Eurydeia
  • Himalia (3)
  • Idaea
  • Iodame
  • Io (2)
  • Isonoe
  • Lamia
  • Lamia, daughter of Poseidon
  • Laodamia
  • Maera
  • Niobe (2)
  • Othreis
  • Pandora
  • Phthia
  • Plouto
  • Podarge (2)
  • Protogeneia (2)
  • Pyrrha
  • Semele
  • Taygete
  • Thyia (2)

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