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Desiring an heir, he asked the Oracle of Delphi for advice. Her cryptic words were "Do not loosen the bulging mouth of the wineskin until you have reached the height of Athens, lest you die of grief. He asked the advice of his host Pittheusking of Troezen. Pittheus understood the prophecy, got Aegeus drunk, and gave Aegeus his daughter Aethra.
There she poured a libation to Sphairos Pelops' charioteer and Poseidonand was possessed by the sea god in the night.
The mix gave Theseus a combination of divine as well as mortal characteristics in his nature; such double paternity, with one immortal and one mortal, was a familiar feature of other Greek heroes.
Before leaving, however, he buried his sandals and sword under a huge rock  and told Aethra that when their son grew up, he should move the rock, if he were heroic enough, and take the tokens for himself as evidence of his royal parentage. In Athens, Aegeus was joined by Medeawho had left Corinth after slaughtering the children she had borne, and had taken Aegeus as her new consort.
Priestess and consort together represented the old order in Athens. Thus Theseus was raised in his mother's land. When Theseus grew up and became a brave young man, he moved the rock and recovered his father's tokens.
His mother then told him the truth about his father's identity and that he must take the sword and sandals back to king Aegeus to claim his birthright.
To journey to Athens, Theseus could choose to go by sea which was the safe way or by land, following a dangerous path around the Saronic Gulfwhere he would encounter a string of six entrances to the Underworld each guarded by a chthonic enemy.
Young, brave, and ambitious, Theseus decided to go alone by the land route and defeated a great many bandits along the way. The Six Labours[ edit ] Map of Theseus's labours Theseus and the Crommyonian Sowwith Phaea detail of a kylix At the first site, which was Epidaurussacred to Apollo and the healer AsclepiusTheseus turned the tables on the chthonic bandit, Periphetesthe Club Bearer, who beat his opponents into the Earth, taking from him the stout staff that often identifies Theseus in vase-paintings.
At the Isthmian entrance to the Underworld was a robber named Sinisoften called "Pityokamptes" Greek: He would capture travellers, tie them between two pine trees that were bent down to the ground, and then let the trees go, tearing his victims apart.
Theseus killed him by his own method.
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He then became intimate with Sinis's daughter, Perigunefathering the child Melanippus. In another deed north of the Isthmusat a place called Crommyonhe killed an enormous pig, the Crommyonian Sowbred by an old crone named Phaea. Some versions name the sow herself as Phaea. Near Megaraan elderly robber named Sciron forced travellers along the narrow cliff-face pathway to wash his feet.
While they knelt, he kicked them off the cliff behind them, where they were eaten by a sea monster or, in some versions, a giant turtle.
Theseus pushed him off the cliff.
Another of these enemies was Cercyonking at the holy site of Eleusiswho challenged passers-by to a wrestling match and, when he had beaten them, killed them.
Theseus beat Cercyon at wrestling and then killed him instead. The last bandit was Procrustes the Stretcher, who had two beds, one of which he offered to passers-by in the plain of Eleusis. He then made them fit into it, either by stretching them or by cutting off their feet.
Since he had two beds of different lengths, no one would fit. Theseus turned the tables on Procrustes, cutting off his legs and decapitating him with his own axe.
Medea and the Marathonian Bull, Androgeus and the Pallantides[ edit ] When Theseus arrived at Athens, he did not reveal his true identity immediately. Aegeus gave him hospitality but was suspicious of the young, powerful stranger's intentions. Aegeus's wife Medea recognised Theseus immediately as Aegeus' son and worried that Theseus would be chosen as heir to Aegeus' kingdom instead of her son Medus.
She tried to arrange to have Theseus killed by asking him to capture the Marathonian Bullan emblem of Cretan power. Theseus captures the Marathonian Bull kylix painted by Aison5th century BC On the way to MarathonTheseus took shelter from a storm in the hut of an ancient woman named Hecale.
She swore to make a sacrifice to Zeus if Theseus were successful in capturing the bull. Theseus did capture the bull, but when he returned to Hecale's hut, she was dead.
In her honour Theseus gave her name to one of the demes of Attica, making its inhabitants in a sense her adopted children. When Theseus returned victorious to Athens, where he sacrificed the Bull, Medea tried to poison him. At the last second, Aegeus recognised the sandals and the sword, and knocked the poisoned wine cup from Theseus's hand.Theseus’ ship was repaired, plank-by-plank, to the point wher The paradoxical nature of life is implicit in the Greek myth from which Anand Gandhi’s thoughtful film, Ship of Theseus, takes its.
Theseus (UK: / ˈ θ iː sj uː s /, US: / ˈ θ iː s i ə s /; Ancient Greek: Θησεύς [tʰɛːsěu̯s]) was the mythical king and founder-hero of caninariojana.com Perseus, Cadmus, or Heracles, Theseus battled and overcame foes that were identified with an archaic religious and social order: “This was a major cultural transition, like the making of the new Olympia by Hercules” (Ruck.
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