Comic strip on the myth of Thesus on the Minotaur.
I am King Minos and I hate Athenians because they killed my dearest son!
Island of Crete
Athens- King Aegeus's palace
No son! I don't want you to go. You will be killed!! Do not get on that boat to Crete!
But Dad I know I can kill this monster. Do not worry When I come back I shall make sure the sail boat is white.This means I have won!
King Minos' palace
HOW DARE YOU SAY THIS! YOUR PEOPLE KILLED MY SON.
I have come to kill the monster. I am not scared of it at all!
A long time ago on the island of Crete was a monster. He lived in a maze. He was called the Minotaur. The island was ruled by King Minos. He did not like the people of Athens, a city in Greece. This was because many years ago the Athenians had killed Minos' son. This made Minos very angry. He said every nine years, 14 young Athenians would have to go into the maze. Here they would be killed by the Minotaur.
Another 9 years went by. It was time for the Athenians to send 14 more boys and girls. In Athens they had a king called Aegeus. He had a son called Theseus. Theseus was a brave, young man who loved adventures. He really wanted to kill the Minotaur.
So Theseus set sail and got to Create. He met both King Minos and his beautiful Daughter Ariadne. Ariadne fell in love with Theseus. She thought he was a brave man wanting to kill the Minotaur. She said that she would help him to kill the Minotaur. It was a promise. Theseus thought she was kind and said he would marry her as a gift.
The tragic return
Ariadne gave Theseus a sword and a ball of golden thread. Tie the thread to the entrance of the maze. Then, unwind the string as you go to find the Minotaur. Kill the Minotaur with this sword. Follow the thread to get back out! The next day, Theseus followed what Ariadne said. He entered the maze with the other young Athenians. Theseues moved through the maze. He came to the face with the large monster. The monster was very scary and strong. He roared and ran at Theseus. It was very hard but Theseus finally killed the Minotaur!
Theseus tack the sword and a ball of golden thread.
Quickly, Theseus used the thread to escape. With the other Athenians and Ariadne, he got on the boat and left Crete. They went to another island. Ariadne was so happy. But, this did not last long. Theseus said that he did not love her. He left Ariadne on the island and went home to Athens.
But Theseus forgot one thing. He did not change the sail to white! seeing the black sail King Aegeus screamed. He thought his son had been killed by the "Minotaur. Darling Theseus!"Cried Aegeus. he was so upset that he jumped off the high rock's into the sea. Theseus was very upset at the huge mistack he had made. He became the next king of Athens but he was sad.