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Transcript of Theseus
Theseus let the opposing army of Thebes bury their dead
Quest of the Golden Fleece
Befriended Hercules after he went mad and killed everyone
He went to the country of the Amazons and had a child with one of the ladies.f The Athenians' Problem (continued) Minos, the king of Crete, had punished the Athenians.
He was angry because Aegeus had invited Minos' son to kill a bull that was going on a rampage .
Minos' son died.
Minos took Athens and threatened to destroy it. if they didn't give him seven youths and seven maidens. Theseus'childhood By: Benhur Negusse, Faten Hasan, Rafael Hoyos, Omar Samha Sciron= Made travelers wash his feet and would later kick them into the sea
Sinis= Tied people to two trees and flung them off
Procrustes= Cut or stretched people to fit his bed
Each got a taste of their own medicine After Aegeus dies Theseus became king.
Wanted a "people's government" where all would be equal.
Athens became rich and the most prosperous place of all the cities. Daedalus and the Labyrinth Daedalus, the architect, was asked by Minos to build a labyrinth to hold the Minotaur in.
Here the Athenians were sent not knowing if they were getting close to the Minotaur or to a dead end.
In Athens, Theseus volunteered to be a sacrifice, but no one knew he wanted to kill the Minotaur. Ariadne and her Love Deaths The End! Theseus' Adventures Deaths Continued Aegeus' Death Theseus made a promise that if he succeeded in killing the Minotaur then he would change his black sail to the white one.
As he was coming back, Ariadne had died or had been left at the island of Naxos (not known for sure).
As Theseus is arriving his father did not see the white flag.
He thought Theseus had died and Aegeus through himself off a cliff. Pirithous and the Underworld After Pirithous' bride dies he asks Theseus to help him kidnap Persephone.
Theseus accepted and said he would first kidnap little Helen and when she got older, marry her.
Hades knew they were coming to take Persephone so he told them to sit.
They sat on the Chair of Forgetfulness and their minds were blank for a long time.
Hercules, Theseus' cousin, saves Theseus but leaves Pirithous. Theseus' Personal Life Meeting His Father Pasiphae and the Bull First Voyage After Theseus had gotten the armor he went out to look for his father, Aegeus.
He decided to take the hard way, by land, instead of the easy way, by sea.
There were so many robbers, thieves, and murders by land so Theseus thought justice should be done.
So he gave them a taste of there own medicine.
Murderers Theseus met were... Theseus spent his youth years in his mother's home.
His father, Aegeus, went back to Athens to await Theseus' arrival.
Aegeus had left a test of strength; to retrieve his armor from under a boulder.
Only then will he be able to return back to Athens.
Theseus was invited to the king's castle for a feast.
Aegeus, not knowing the man in front of him was his son, tried to poison Theseus.
Madea persuaded him to poison Theseus.
Aegeus finally recognized Theseus by his sword and took the cup away from him. Theseus The Athenians' problem Theseus wanted to appeal to the Athenian by helping them with a problem they had.
Minos had made Athens give them seven youths and seven maidens every nine years. The seven youth and the seven maidens were sacrificed to the Minotaur.
Poseidon gave the bull to Minos to sacrifice to him.
Minos couldn't bear to slay it so Poseidon Made his wife, Pasiphae, fall in love with the bull.
The Minotaur is the offspring of Pasiphae, Minos' wife, and a bull. Minos' daughter, Ariadne, fell in love with Theseus.
She didn't want to see him die so she asked Daedalus to tell her how to make it through the maze.
She told Theseus. Theseus vs. the Minotaur Theseus uses a ball of thread to try and retrace his steps if he ever got lost.
He found the Minotaur sleeping and fights then kills him.
He escapes with the others. King Theseus Theseus marries Ariadne's sister, Phaedra.
He lives with his son who hates love and does not care for women.
Phaedra falls in love with her stepson and wants to kill herself because he doesn't love her back. As he leaves, Theseus' curse is fulfilled and Poseidon makes his chariot crash.
Artemis tells Theseus that it was not Hippolytus' fault
Hippolytus is killed by Aphrodite.
Theseus later is banished and killed by King Lycomedes, the King's friend and his host.
Theseus gets an amazing burial. Theseus: son of Aegeus, Slayer of the Minotaur, Hero Aegeus: Athenian King, Theseus' Father. Minotaur: half bull, half man Daedalus: creator of the labyrinth and a skilled craftsman Theseus' finds out about his stepmother's love for him.
He gets furious and yells at her.
Phaedra kills herself.
Phaedra' s nurse told Theseus when he got back.
Phaedra left a note saying it was Hippolytus' fault.
Theseus banishes and curses his son.
Hippolytus pleads, but then leaves. Minos: king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa
Pasiphae: Minos' wife and queen of Crete
Ariadne: Minos' Daughter. In love with Theseus
Medea: sorceress that wanted to kill Theseus.
Phaedra: Theseus' wife
Theseus helps get the opposing army of Thebes buried in the great War of the Seven against Thebes.
Helped in the Chase of the Golden Fleece.
Had a son named Hippolytus with Antiope, an Amazonian girl. Pirithous: the King of the Lapithae in Thessaly and close friend of the hero, Theseus.
Hercules: Theseus' cousin and role model
Poseidon: God of the sea Sciron, Sinis, and Procrustes
Hippolytus: Theseus' son and Phaedra's stepson
Antiope (also known as Hippolyta): Hippolytus' mother