teaches us to bring out the
within our own sphere of destiny and thus shine
the mantle of the
name was revered as he took part
in many great adventures, there grew a saying
"Nothing without Theseus."
name can also be broken down into The - seus. In
the ancient alphabet, the s and z are
interchangeable, and thus seus becomes
Father of the Greek Gods.
spent his youth at his mother's home in
southern Greece. His mother,
Aethra is the daughter of
King Pittheus of
Troezen. His father was the
Athenian King Aegeus. He was also fathered
god of the Sea.
pair of sandals
in a hollow log and
covered them with a
great stone. He asked
Aethra to bring the boy to the stone when he
come of age
and once he had retrieved the items he could
join his father in
This act, the manifestation of the first trial
coming of age
into a new chapter of thought and Being,
knowing the Path
stream of Life.
ploughed the fields with determination, and thus
he grew up strong. When the time came to turn
over the stone, he performed the task admirably.
Aethra informed him that he had a ship standing by
to take him to
Athens, provided by his
refused to take the easy ship route as he
wanted to establish himself as a
so preferred to take the
He very much admired his cousin
challenge of Individuation.
This requires effort on the part of the
Beholder of Life,
the One who experiences, feels, thinks, taking
in all the wonderful
flows of Creation,
being a channel for the divine, that
Beautiful inner Voice
reflected into the world, manifested as sublime
flow of Forever.
set out to
on foot, defeating many bandits and making the
passage safe for travellers bound along their
The first bandit he encountered was
Sciron. Those he captured he made kneel and
wash his feet, then kicked them into the sea.
He tried this miserly act on our boy
who promptly hurled him over the precipice, to
be dashed on the rocks below.
Bandit number two was a hellish rogue by the
who killed travellers by fastening them to two
bent pine trees. He got a taste of his own
medicine and no army was able to stitch him back
together again once
was through with him.
bandit number three, placed his victims upon an iron bed, tying them to it and
then making them the right length for it by
stretching those who were too short and cutting
off as much as was necessary from those who were
too long. After his encounter with our man
Theseus, Procrustes' career ended.
News of his heroism spread across
Athens, so by
the time he arrived at the great city he was
greeted and welcomed openly by all people
who did not realise that
was his own son.
Because of his popularity,
who knew of
to poison the young man but as
immediately flung the poisoned cup away and
embraced his son.
escaped to Asia.
proclaimed to the country that
was his son and heir, and father and son are
once again reunited in
Journey into the Heart of the Minotaur
Years before in
Athens, a terrible misfortune
was laid bare across the City.
Minos, the powerful Cretan King had lost his
only son and heir
Androgeus, while the young man
was visiting the Athenian King.
King Aegeus gave him the task of killing a
dangerous bull, however the bull ended up killing
invaded the country and threatening to raze the
City to the ground demanded that every
the people send a tribute of
seven young maidens and youths
to be given to the
Minotaur as a sacrifice, for his feast.
is a monster, half-bull, half-human, the
offspring of Minosí wife
Pasiphae and a wonderfully beautiful bull.
Age of Taurus.
Poseidon had given him the bull so that he can
offer sacrifice but instead
kept the marvellous creature for himself. To
fall madly in love with the Bull and thus the
Daedalus, a great
architect and inventor construct the
in which the
were offered as sacrifice in the maze.
The time came for the next tribute to take place
came forward eagerly.