Theseus and the Minotaur
Having defeated the king of Athens, Aegean, the king of Crete, Minos, he asked the Athenians every year to sent seven youths and seven maidens to be sacrificed to the savage beast with a bull's head and the body of a man called Minotaur. The son of Aegean, Theseus, wanted to leave as one of the seven youths to kill the Minotaur. He told his father that if he succeeds, on his return he will change the black sails of his ship with white. The Minotaur lived in a maze from which no one could escape. It was built by the inventor Daedalus. When Theseus arrived in Crete, the daughter of Minos, Ariadne, fell in love with him and gave him a ball thread to allow the hero to find the way back out. Theseus entered the Labyrinth, slew the Minotaur and rescued the young Athenians. But on his return to Athens, he forgot to raise the white sails, and his father decided that he had lost his son, threw himself into the sea, which later was called the Aegean.



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