[2015] Michael LaBonte: Theseus and the Minotaur

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[2015] Michael LaBonte: Theseus and the Minotaur

Theseus found out that his father( King Aegeus of Athens) was shipping 7 women and 7 men to Kino Minos, they were used to feed his monster the Minotaur. Theseus sailed to King Minos's Kingdom to slay the monster. He did this with the help of Minos's daughter Ariadne holding a string leading him out of the labyrinth the monster was kept in. Ariadne wanted to leave and marry Theseus to get away from her vengeful father but Theseus tricked her and she was left behind on a stranded island. The gods were mad at Theseus and forced his father to commit suicide. Theseus being the heir to the throne.

Theseus slays the Minotaur!!!!!

Archetypes Monster: Minotaur Hero: Theseus The Devil figure:King Minos Unfathful Wife: Pasiphae Mentor: Theseus's Mom The Task: Slaying the Minotaur

Theseus and the Minotaur


Alternate story


By: Michael Labonte


In an other telling of the story, Theseus wanted Ariadne to come with him but she could not leave her father. In this version the reason the king commited suicide because they had black sails flying which was a sign of defeat. Thinking his son is dead he was depressed and jumped off a clift, leaving Theseus the throne.

King Minos: Son of Zeus and Europa, ruler of Crete. Father of Ariadne and step father of the Minotaur Theseus: Prince of Athens, son of Aegeus(or Poseidon depends on version) and Aethra, Slayer of the Minotaur. King Aegeus: King of Athens and Father of Theseus. Aethra: Mother of Theseus. Minotaur: Son of a bull and Queen Pasiphae. Ariadne: Princess of Crete,daughter of King Minos and Pasiphae Pasiphe: Mother of Minotaur and Ariadne, Wife to King Minos.


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