In the story Theseus and the Minotaur there is King Minos who wants to conquer the Athens. He also has a daughter Ariadne who wants to get off the island Crete. King Minos has a mighty beast that eats people called the Minitaur. On the other side on Athens there is the king who wants to protect his people and Theseus a brave prince who wants to save his people.
Theseus and the Minotaur
King Minos attacks and the king of Athens is forced to make a deal
King of Athens
Yes, whatever it takes to save my city from destruction.
I will not attack your island if you send me 7 girls and 7 boys to feed my Minotaur.
I must go to Crete to defeat the Minotaur and save my people
Prince Theseus decides to go defeat the Minotaur and save his people.
Use the string to escape the maze and use this sorwd to kill the Minotaur.
Ariadne tells Theseus how to escape the maze and kill the Minotaur, but only if he agrees to get her off the island, wicth he agrees to.
Theseus slays the Minotaur and sails home safley with his people and Ariadne
This myth is used to to explain human behavior. It explains that us humans like to take over one another and use war to settle arguments. It also shows that a lot of the time one human steps up and is the hero that fixes the problem.