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The Athenian King: Not Without Theseus

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Math, reading, and writing. Everybody learns to do it. But Theseus learned to become strong and lift up a boulder. Back in the days of Theseus, he was born to become a hero. He was strong, had courage, intelligent, and wise.”Not without Theseus” was a popular Athenian saying, believing that he had an important undertaking. Theseus fulfills the role of a greek god because he was royally born, became a person who would help others, and fought for freedom of people put into the Labyrinth. First off, Theseus was born the son of King Aegeus, the king of Athens, and Princess Aethra, the princess in Troezen. He was also the grandson of the King of Troezen. But King Aegeus didn’t know it was him and could have thought he was to popular to the people…show more content…
Theseus was then born and raised by Athera and his grandfather, where grew up strong and proved himself a hero at the age of 16 (Mythweb.com). That was when Athera came to Theseus and told him that his father was a king of a mighty kingdom but he were to lift a boulder before he could find out who he was. Athera then brought him to a clearing in the forest where the boulder was. He then went and lifted the rock where he found “…certain tokens left for him”(Mythweb.com). Theseus being born into a royal family gave him a head start to what made him a hero. The hero fought many and help many on his way to his father’s kingdom. Although the writers represented him as a very much more historical person than he really was, the thing that really mattered was that he made it all the way to Athens. But first, he and his mother fought in which way he should go on his journey to Athens. Theseus wanted to go by land, the way with Thieves and thugs and villains. Where on the other hand, his mother wanted him to got by sea, the safer route. But Theseus got his way and did go by land(Mythweb.com). On his way to Athens, he defeated 6 robbers. Periphetes the “Club Man” also known for carrying a “...stout length of wood wrapped in bronze(Mythweb.com)”. Sinis, who was…show more content…
He was strong, had courage, was intelligent, and wise. The statement “Not without Theseus” was popular among the Athenians because they believed that he had an important undertaking. Theseus fulfills the role of a greek god because he was royally born, he became a person who would help others, and fought for freedom of people put into the Labyrinth. He killed the Minotaur before it could kill anybody else. He also fought against many on his way to meet his father, which helped others. Lastly, he was born royally. Growing up in Troezen raised by Princess Athera and his grandfather, the King of Troezen gave him a head start on becoming a hero. But even though kids learn to do math, read, and write. Theseus just learned something different but that something made a difference in his
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