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Theseus

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Transcript of Theseus

The Greek Hero Theseus
Theseus
Aegeus
King of Athens
Father of Theseus
Died from suicide
Aethra
Mother of Theseus
Raises him alone
Shows Theseus the sword under the stone
Pirithous
The Minotaur

Hippolytus
Ariadne
Main character of the story
Son of the king of Athens
Largely renown hero
Slayer of the Minotaur
Created democracy in Athens
Son of Minos' wife and a bull
Half-man, half-bull
Resides in Labyrinth
Eats the tributes sent from Athens
Slain by Theseus who used his bare hands
Daughter of the King of Crete
Fell in love with Theseus
Gave him a ball of yarn to escape the Labyrinth.
Journey to Athens
King of Lapiths
Best friend of Theseus
Theseus lifts a rock to find the weapons that Aegeus hid for him
Refuses to travel to Athens by boat
Journeys through the wild, killing bandits along the way
Becomes famous for killing the bandits
Son of Theseus
Patron of Artemis, goddes of the hunt.
Phaedra
Aphrodite
Arrival at Athens
Aegeus was advised to poison Theseus by Medea
Theseus reveals the sword he found under the rock, which Aegeus recognized
Aegeus proclaims to the nation that Theseus is his son
At the time to send the the tributes to Crete, Theseus offers himself with the intent to kill the Minotaur
Theseus promises Aegeus that if he comes back alive, he will sail a white flag on the ship
Arrival at Crete
Theseus then arrives at the Minos' kingdom
Ariadne catches an eye on Theseus and falls in love
Theseus promises to get married , if she helps him escape the Labyrinth
Theseus kill the Minotaur and escapes the Labyrinth using yarn that Ariadne gave him in exchange for him bringing her back with him
Theseus abandons Ariadne(several myths)
Theseus forgets to set the white sail
His father assumes he died and kill himself because of grief
After Return to Athens
Theseus becomes the new king of Athens
He refuses the throne, and instills a democracy
Stays the Commander-In-Chief of the Athenian army
created a council hall where people met and vote
Led the war of seven against the Thebans
Characters
Wife of Theseus
Falls in love with her stepson, Hippolytus because of Aphrodite


Death of Theseus
Original Text
The original text comes from the writings of Plutarch.
He traveled on many adventures until he was too old to
Eventually settled down with his wife Phaedra, Ariadne's sister
His son Hippolytus born by the amazon women he stole earlier in his life scorned Aphrodite and only worshiped Artemis
So Aphrodite made Phaedra fall madly in love with him, but Hippolytus, as always, took no notice of women
Phaedra was ashamed of her love so she wanted to die
Her nurse found out and tried to convince Hippolytus to accept her love
He rejected it and Phaedra committed suicide
Theseus blamed Hippolytus and exiled him causing his death; he later found out Hippolytus was innocent
For the rest of his life, he lived alone and died for unknown reasons, though there are many speculations
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Goddess of Love
Punished Hippolytus
Also caused the birth of the minotaur.
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