Theseus and the Minotaur

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  • ordinary world
  • call to adventure
  • refusal
  • Theseus was a great hero from Athens who was the son of the Greek king, Aegeus. Theseus did not grow up with his father, but in fact his mother in southern Greece. King Aegeus left Theseus with his mother before the child was born.
  • crossing the threshold
  • His grandfather left a ship for him to use to travel to Athens
  • test/allies/enemies
  • but Theseus declined the offer, saying that it would be too easy for him. Theseus decided that it would be better to travel by land because he felt that he wanted to become a great hero at a young age and he believed that the safety of a ship was not the way to go about this.
  • approach
  • So Theseus made the trek by land. It would be a long and dangerous journey because there were many bandits that roamed the countryside.
  • To achieve the greatness that Theseus believed he should achieve, he killed every bandit on the way to Athens. Theseus' form of justice was very effective: he believed that what each of the bandits had done to others, Theseus must do to the bandits.
  • When Theseus arrived in Athens, he was praised by the people for his help to kill the bandits in the country. The king invited him to the palace, not knowing that Theseus was his son.
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