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Myth Monday - The Deeds of Theseus
Attic red-figured kylix, c. 440-430 B.C. British Museum. Attributed to the Codrus Painter. Theseus cycle of deeds: Minotaur in center. Clockwise from top, Kerkyon, Prokrustes, Skiron, bull, Sinis, and sow.
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When Theseus' earthly father left Theseus' mother, he left a sword and sandals under a rock, and instructions that when Theseus was able to lift the rock, he was to go seek his father in Athens. When Theseus grew to manhood, he unearthed the sword and sandals. Theseus knew the road from Troezen was more dangerous that the sea route to Athens, but he thought he could use that to his advantage. He would perform deeds of valor that would build his kleos 'fame, glory'.