The Greeks were big fans of cursing families for generations. But they weren’t the only ones.
Miroku, a character in InuYasha was cursed with a wind tunnel because of a generational sin.
In Into the Woods, the baker and consequently, his wife are unable to have children because the baker’s father stole vegetables from the witch next door. Also, he stole beans. Can’t forget those.
This trope is resolved beautifully in Holes, but I can’t go into how without massive spoilers.
Can you think of any examples of characters being punished because of the wrong doings committed by their ancestors?