Before Theseus entered the treacherous maze, he saw Ariadne (King Minos' daughter) gazing into his sunlit eyes.
As the guards left, with Theseus all on his own in the darkness, Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of string to use to get out of the maze.
Take me to Athens away from my father so that I can marry you.
Turning a corner, Theseus bumped into a hairy, rock-hard object. Eventually, Theseus realised what it could be...
The battle commenced. Before Theseus could take one more step forward, he was catapulted into the air. But Theseus was no ordinary man and he got up and tugged the Minotaur's horns so hard that his head completely snapped off.
Then, Theseus realised in all his effort to defeat the Minotaur, he had let go of the rope. The rope was his lifeline. "I will never find the...THE ROPE!" Theseus tiptoed through the maze and out the exit to eventually find Ariadne waiting on the boat for him.
As they sailed away, Theseus came across an island. So he sent Ariadne to gather some fresh fruit and water. By the time she got back to the shore, the boat was gone. Theseus sailed back to Athens but in his rush to get home, he forgot to change the sails. King Aegeus saw the black sail and in his sadness, he plummeted into the great blue sea. To this day, that sea is known as the Aegean Sea.