Theseus lives in the palace of King Pitheus in Troezen,Theseus is a strong man who is believed to be the son of the God of the sea Poseidon.
Refusing the Call to Adventure
Every year on Theseus's birthday he has been challenged to push over the boulder to reveal a secret his mother has been hiding from him since he was little, and finally this year on his 18th birthday he pushed the rock over to find a sword and sandles that belong to his real father in Athens.
Crossing the Threshold
Theseus now has to travel to Athens Greece on a perilous journey to find and meet his father, Theseus now has two options to either travel on foot and have the chance of running into centaurs,nymphs, or other dangerous creatures in the forest or travel on boat along the sea. Theseus's grandfather is trying to inform him of how dangerous traveling on foot would be.
Test, Allies, and Enemies
knowing the odds and what lies ahead Theseus decides that if hes going to go on this journey on foot instead of boat.
Theseus arrives at the Cephisus river to find a man who was welcoming and gracious and asked Theseus to come in for a drink.
Once Theseus sits down in the strange mans house a servant comes up to him and tells him that the man is called the Stretcher and he invites people in has you sleep in his bed and if u don't fit then he will cut off your legs or stretch you to make you fit. Theseus now knows that he must defeat the Stretcher and continue his path to Athens to meet his father.