The story of Theseus and the          Minotaur
Characters• Grover as Aegean the   • Elmo as Prince  King of Athens           Theseus
Characters• Cookie Monster as   • Big Bird as the  the Minotaur          Princess of Crete
Characters• Snuffleupagus as the captain of the ship
A long long time ago in a   place far far away…
The Minoans had become so powerful that they demanded a tribute of 7 boys and 7  girls from all the Greek cities who were ...
The Minotaur was a half man, half bull who lived in the labyrinth and ate all ofthe boys and girls who were thrown into   ...
King Aegean of Athens, like most  Greek kings, became sick ofsending 14 of their people to die          every year.
So the king’s son Theseusvolunteered to be one of the 14 to   go to Crete and try to kill the             Minotaur.
The ship sailed away with black sails (because all were sad).
The king told the captain of the ship that if his son was successful he was to sail backwith white sails (because everyone...
When Theseus got to Crete he secretly fell in love with the     princess of Crete.
The princess didn’t want Theseusto die so she gave him a sword and            some string.
When he was thrown into the labyrinthTheseus used the string to make surehe didn’t get lost and the sword to kill         ...
With the Minotaur dead Theseushad freed the Greek people fromhaving to send human sacrifices.
Theseus hurried home to tell hisdad (King Aegean) the good news.
But as they got close to home they  forgot to change the sails from           black to white.
King Aegean was up on a cliffwatching for the boat and from aways off he saw the black sails.
Thinking that his son had died King Aegean  committed suicide by jumping off the cliff into the sea (which was called the ...
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  1. 1. The story of Theseus and the Minotaur
  2. 2. Characters• Grover as Aegean the • Elmo as Prince King of Athens Theseus
  3. 3. Characters• Cookie Monster as • Big Bird as the the Minotaur Princess of Crete
  4. 4. Characters• Snuffleupagus as the captain of the ship
  5. 5. A long long time ago in a place far far away…
  6. 6. The Minoans had become so powerful that they demanded a tribute of 7 boys and 7 girls from all the Greek cities who were thrown into the labyrinth (giant maze).
  7. 7. The Minotaur was a half man, half bull who lived in the labyrinth and ate all ofthe boys and girls who were thrown into the maze.
  8. 8. King Aegean of Athens, like most Greek kings, became sick ofsending 14 of their people to die every year.
  9. 9. So the king’s son Theseusvolunteered to be one of the 14 to go to Crete and try to kill the Minotaur.
  10. 10. The ship sailed away with black sails (because all were sad).
  11. 11. The king told the captain of the ship that if his son was successful he was to sail backwith white sails (because everyone would be happy).
  12. 12. When Theseus got to Crete he secretly fell in love with the princess of Crete.
  13. 13. The princess didn’t want Theseusto die so she gave him a sword and some string.
  14. 14. When he was thrown into the labyrinthTheseus used the string to make surehe didn’t get lost and the sword to kill the Minotaur.
  15. 15. With the Minotaur dead Theseushad freed the Greek people fromhaving to send human sacrifices.
  16. 16. Theseus hurried home to tell hisdad (King Aegean) the good news.
  17. 17. But as they got close to home they forgot to change the sails from black to white.
  18. 18. King Aegean was up on a cliffwatching for the boat and from aways off he saw the black sails.
  19. 19. Thinking that his son had died King Aegean committed suicide by jumping off the cliff into the sea (which was called the Aegean Sea from then on).

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