Aegeus looked at Theseus’ sandals and his sword and knew that he was his son
Every year Aegeus has to ship 7 men and 7 women to King Minos’ Minotaur that is in a labyrinth. Theseus wanted to kill the minotaur so he went. King Aegeus said that if he came back alive to put on the white sail and if he died to leave the black sail on. When they arrived to King Minos’ castle with the black sail it meant that they were going to the labyrinth to feed the Minotaur.The Minotaur ate human flesh.
While he enters the labyrinth there is this girl named Ariadne who is in love with Theseus. She doesn’t want him to die so he helps him by asking Daedalus (the designer of the labyrinth) for help. He gives her a ball of yarn so that when Theseus kills the minotaur he follows it back. When Ariadne goes to Theseus’ cell she gives him his sword and the ball of yarn.
He then kills the Minotaur and follows the yarn back to see Icarus(Ariadne’s best friend) and Ariadne waiting for him. He then quickly wants to go to King Aegeus because he wanted to make sure that the people were still safe. When he got there he forgot to put on the white sail.Believing his son is dead, King Aegeus throws himself into the sea. Theseus becomes the next king of Athens and names the surrounding waters the Aegean Sea, in honor of his father.