Call to Adventure
A young Odysseus is sent to Crete to be sacrificed to the Minotaur in this film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
Meeting of the Mentor
Theseus’ father, unlike many other mentors, does not give him any advice to help him along the way.
Crossing the Threshold
Theseus, son of Theseus and Aegeus, is determined to slay the Minotaur and save the young people on Crete who have been marked for human sacrifice, promising his father that when he returns to Athens, he will change the ship’s sail to white.
Tests, Allies, Enemies
His search leads him to Ariadne, a Cretan princess who falls in love with him and aids him in his escape.
The Road Back
Theseus, unlike many heroes who grow into better people over the course of an adventure, decides to abandon Princess Ariadne on an island on the way back to Greece, and becomes a jerk.
Theseus is so preoccupied with himself that he forgets to change the sail to white, and when Aegeus sees the black-sailed ship approaching Athens, he believes Theseus is dead and kills himself, ensuring that Theseus does not face another obstacle from which he barely survives.
Return with the Elixir
Theseus, the son of Theseus and Odysseus, defeats the Minotaur and ascends to the throne of Athens, but it is bittersweet because he did so over the body of his father.
What monsters did Theseus slay?
The slaying of the Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull, is the most famous legend about Theseus.
What beast does Theseus face?
Theseus confronted the Minotaur and used his brute strength and agility to break off a horn and spear it into the beast, killing it. Minos’ daughter Ariadne was so taken with the young hero that she helped him by giving him a magic ball of thread to guide him in and out of the Labyrinth.
Which monster did Theseus battle in the Labyrinth?
Theseus, according to various Classical sources and representations, killed the Minotaur with his bare hands, his club, or a sword, then led the Athenians out of the labyrinth and sailed away from Crete with Ariadne, abandoning Ariadne on the island of Naxos on the way back to Athens.
Who are the three bandits that Theseus meets on his journey to Athens?
As Theseus traveled through the Isthmus of Corinth, he came across Sinis, son of Polypemon and Sylea, daughter of Corinthus, who was known as the Pine-bender for his habit of tying his victims’ legs to two pine trees bent down to the ground and then releasing the trees.
Who killed Theseus?
Theseus sent his children to Euboea after failing to quell the outbreak, and after solemnly cursing the Athenians, he sailed away to the island of Scyros, where he was killed by Lycomedes, king of Scyros, who cast him into the sea from the top of a cliff.
Who is Theseus real father?
Theseus quickly lost popularity and support among his people as a result of his grief over the loss of his wife and son, and he fled Athens for the Island of Skyros, where the king feared Theseus was plotting to overthrow him and pushed him off a cliff and into the sea, where he died.
Is Theseus really a hero?
Theseus is a legendary Greek hero who was considered an early king of Athens and is best known for killing villains, Amazons, and centaurs. His most famous adventure was the slaying of the fearsome Minotaur of the Cretan king Minos.
Who killed Sciron?
In Greek mythology, a brigand who forced travelers to wash his feet and then kicked them into the sea on the cliff road from Athens to Megara; he was killed by Theseus, who threw him over the cliff.
What is in Pandora’s Box?
Pandora had a jar containing all manner of misery and evil, which Zeus sent to Epimetheus, who forgot his brother Prometheus’ warning and made Pandora his wife, after which she opened the jar, from which the evils flew out over the earth, according to Hesiod’s Works and Days.
Who was the god of commerce and thieves?
Mercury, Latin Mercurius, god of shopkeepers and merchants, travelers and transporters of goods, and thieves and tricksters in Roman religion; he is often confused with Hermes, the gods’ fleet-footed messenger.
What is the Minotaurs weakness?
Despite his incredible strength, the Minotaur has flaws: he is not particularly bright, is constantly angry and hungry, and is heavy and unable to move as quickly as a normal man.
Did Theseus have a happy ending?
Finally, Theseus killed the Minotaur in the bright red heart; Theseus was so excited that he couldn’t find his way out; when he came out later that day, he knew the Minotaur was dead, so he wasn’t scared. King Agues’ killed himself by jumping off a cliff.
What is the secret that Hippolytus refuses to tell?
Theseus, mistaking this to mean that Hippolytus had raped Phaedra, curses his son to death or exile, enlisting the help of his father Poseidon to carry out the curse. Hippolytus protests his innocence, but is unable to tell the whole truth due to the binding oath he previously swore to the nurse.
Why did Theseus leave Ariadne behind?
She eloped with Theseus after he killed the Minotaur, but “he had no joy of her,” according to Homer in the Odyssey, “for ere that, Artemis slew her in seagirt Dia because of the witness of Dionysus.” Some believe Dionysus claimed Ariadne as his wife, causing Theseus to abandon her.