The story begins with King Monus. King Monus was a King, who lived on a small island called Crete in the Athens ocean. King Monus sent his navy across the Athens sea, heading towards the Minotaur.
The King of Athens, didn't know what to do, he figured if he had some time he could prepare a navy to defeat King Monus and his army. The King of Athens proposed a deal to King Monus: If you don't attack Athens for 9 years, I will send 7 boys and 7 girls to your island of Crete, where they will be eaten by the Minotaur.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
Prince Theseus of Athens was the seventh son to be sent to Crete. He told his father that he was going to kill the Minotaur, no matter what it takes. His father begged for him not to go, and to stay there in Athens, however, Theseus refused and accepted his position to go to Crete.
In Athens, they were greeted by the Minotaur and his daughter, Princess Ariadne. That night Ariadne wrote a letter to Theseus and slid it under his bedroom door. Ariadne wrote a few tips on how to survive the Minotaur. At the end, she wrote, "If interested in the deal, meet me by the gate to the Labyrinth in one hour.
One hour later, Theseus snuck out the palace and waited at the gate for Ariadne to arrive. Ariadne arrived a short time later with a sword and a ball of string. Ariadne gave Theseus all the information he needed to defeat Minotaur and end him once and for all.
Prince Theseus followed Ariadne's directions and tied one end of the string to the door. Theseus told the other children to stay at the door and hold the string tightly, while he entered the maze alone.