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    • Theseus
      THE GREATEST HERO OF THE ATHENS
      BY GUIDO CASTELLANI III
    • HIS CHILDHOOD
      Was born to an Athenian King, Aegeus
      Lived with his mother in the south
      Moves boulder to retrieve sword and shoes
    • The Road To AtHeNs
      When he reached maturity, he was sent to Athens
      On the road, he encountered bandits!
    • Procrustes
      One of the bandits Theseus encountered
      Used iron bed to torture victims
      Theseus enacted same punishment on him
      He arrives in Athens
    • Medea
      Medea, of the story of Jason, became the king’s advisor.
      She realizes Theseus threatens her possession
      She convinced Aegeus, who does not recognize Theseus as his son, to kill him
      By poison
      Her evil, cold-hearted scheme failed
    • The minotaur and the labyrinth
      The Minotaur was a monster who lived in a Labyrinth
      Theseus was sent to kill him
      With Ariadne’s help, he found the Minotaur asleep
      He slew him
    • Ariadne
      Although she set sail for Athens, she never arrived.
      There were two stories of her fate.
    • Aegeus’s Death
      If Theseus was to return alive, he would set a white sail
      He, unfortunately, forgot to do so, so his father jumped off a cliff
    • The fair Theseus
      Theseus ran his government as a democracy
    • His Only weakness
      His love of adventure!
      For the sake of excitement, he helped kidnapped Hades’s wife.
    • The just Theseus
      He arranged the proper burials for the seven chieftains who had died during war on Thebes
      He did not allow his army to loot Thebes
    • The chair of forgetfulness!
      In order to stop Theseus, Hades had him sit the Chair of Forgetfulness!
      But Hercules saved him!
    • But…
      Theseus marries Ariadne’s sister, Phaedra, who falls in love with Hippolytus.
      He rejects Phaedra, so she kills herself, accusing him of rape.
      Theseus banishes him.
      Theseus is mysteriously killed by King Lycomedes
    • THE END!
    • Citations!
      www.flickr.com/photos/seriykotik/239375552/
      : fandangogroovers.wordpress.com/.../
      memphistours.wordpress.com/.../