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The Myth of Theseus The Myth of Theseus
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Theseus: The Athenian Hero Theseus: The Athenian Hero Son of Poseidon, Aegeus (king of Athens) and Aethra (princess of Troezen). The myths of Theseus appear to preserve a fair amount of historical memory. The Athenians believed that Theseus was a historical person, an early king who unified Attica. In 475 the politician Kimon brought to Athens remains which were believed to belong to Theseus, much like the cult of relics in medieval Christianity.
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Theseus: Early years Theseus: Early years Young Theseus recovers his father’s sword, and takes the land route to Athens. He defeats Prokroustes and places him on the same bed where he put his victims to fit. Sines, the pine-tree bender Skiron, who kicked passengers into the sea several other bandids
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Theseus in Athens Theseus in Athens Once in Athens Theseus faces danger
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Unformatted text preview: from Medea, the famous witch consort of Aegeus, and his cousins the 50 gigantic sons of Pallas He slays his cousins He slays the Marathonian bull Theseus and Minotaur Theseus and Minotaur Human tribute to Minos Theseus sent to Crete to be sacrificed Ariadne falls in love with him and gives him a way out of the labyrinth Theseus slays Minotaur Ariadne abandoned at Naxos Aegeus throws himself into the sea The bull in the mythology of Crete The bull in the mythology of Crete Zeus seduces Europa in Phoenicia and carries her to Crete. Minos, Radamantys and Sarpedon (Iliad) her sons Minotaur: son of the bull and Pasiphae (or Poseidon and Pasiphae) The myths are probably aetiological meant to explain the prominence of the bull in Minoan art and cultural iconography....
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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