I’m sure that many of us have been tantalized by something at one point in our lives. Maybe it was a vacation to an exotic location we wanted desperately but couldn’t quite afford. Or simply looking through a bakery window at a decadent confection that we knew we shouldn’t eat. But oh, how we want it anyway! Well, the ancient Greeks knew all about this feeling of wanting something just out of reach. In fact, our word tantalize is inspired by a legendary character from Greek mythology – Tantalus.