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    King Minos was the king of Crete. He ruled over many lands and one of the lands was Athens. Whatever the king wished, it was granted. He could tell the people to do anything and they would do it. The only reason that the people continued to follow orders is because they did not want to go to war. The king had a palace and in the middle of the palace was a half human, half bull monster in the center of a maze. Routinely, every year each king of every land shall send 14 tributes to go through the maze. Seven boys and seven girls. When these tributes left, they were never seen again. But one day Theseus, the son of King Aegeus, know as Prince Theseus, asked his father, “"Why do we send these young people to Crete every year?". His father responded…

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    Mythology is the backbone of ancient Greece. Why is it so important to millions of people? Well, myths contain hundreds of different gods and goddesses, heroes and immortals. It gives the people something to think about and admire. All of them having their unique story and attributes. The reason why these stories intrigue so many people is because all of them are different, and usually are pretty crazy and intense. My mythological creatures are the Minotaur and the Centaur, both with very…

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    elaborate palace complex. It was constructed during the “Old Palace” Period (c. 1900-1700 BCE). Tragedy struck and unfortunately it was destroyed during a series of continuing Earthquakes and fires; but it was reconstructed during the “New Palace” Period (c. 1700 – 1450 BCE), which is when the structure started resembling a maze. The structure itself is described as “a baffling array of doors leading to unfamiliar rooms, stairs, yet more corridors, or even dead ends. Admittance could be denied…

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    The first palace on the low hill beside the Krairatos river was built around 1900 BC on the ruins of previous settlements. It was destroyed for the first time along with the other Protopalatial palaces around Crete at 1700 BC, probably by a large earthquake or foreign invaders. It was immediately rebuilt to an even more elaborate complex and until its abandonment was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion…

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    Being so small and not having anyone to look after him and care for him must have been ruff. In today’s world perhaps the minotaur would have been taken away when he was a baby. Found a home and lived a some what normal life as he was. He would not have had to be locked away with no contact to the outside world. He could have found love and happiness. I do not believe that the minotaur had the chance to be his true self. Who knows what he would have been like if he lived in his world in peace…

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    My father, King Minos was a cruel man and I’ve always been ashamed of being his daughter. Every ruler feared him because he was powerful and they will agree whenever my father asked for something. My father loved to demand the rulers of the lands around to send him tributes to honor him, and they would do it without any doubt because that way my father would not declare war on them. For me, that was disgusting and so embarrassing for he had no heart. The Athens were not safe and my father’s…

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    designed by the legendary architect Daedalus and his son Icarus. This monster became a symbol of the dominance of Crete to Athens. Pasiphae King Minos wife in love with this bull she maintained relationship with him and gave birth to the Minotaur, The King thought he can maintain this beast to be tamed told him he was wrong, he lit the evil monster to the max and the disease kills from approaching him the most egregious ways, it was the King Minos of Crete monster of these heinous monsters,…

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    Theseus Myths

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    as well. Aegeus knowing that Aethra is pregnant, asks if she will raise Theseus in secrecy in Troezen. Aegeus places a pair of sandals and a sword under a rock and tells Aethra that when Theseus can lift the rock and retrieve the items he should travel to Athens. Theseus finally matures and retrieves the items from under the rock and journeys to Athens. Shortly after, he arrives in Athens and meets his father, but Aegeus does not recognize him at first until he notices Theseus’ sword. Sometime…

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    As Theseus slays the Minotaur, Socrates is put to death by the verdict of his fellow Athenians. In both cases a mortal actor decides to break apart an unnatural union put in place by the gods. In the case of the Minotaur, Theseus views the tributes paid by Athens to Minos as malignant to Athens, and thus he acts to stop those forced tributes by slaying the Minotaur. In the case of Socrates, the people of Athens and the subsequent jury of Socrates’ peers views the actions of Socrates as…

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    Theseus Character Analysis

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    This is another strong quality for a hero because a true hero always has a quest that they must complete or they face dire consequences. Theseus is a special example because he has many stories and quests that he goes on through his life. The first quest is one he bestows upon himself; to rescue the people of Athens from the scornful King Minos and his awful Minotaur. This is a perfect opportunity for Theseus to prove his merit to his father and to do something important with his incredible…

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