Theseus- Greek myth: a demi-god hero, son of Aethra and poseidon, who killed the Minotaur that lurked at the center of King Minos’ labyrinth. Theseus found his way out of the maze thanks to the priestess (and princess) Ariadne and her ball of thread
Black-figure vase, Greek, dated around late early century BC. The vase depicts Theseus killing the Minotaur of the Cretan labyrinth, with a female figure (suggested to be Ariadne) standing to the right of the scene.
One of the most famous stories in Greek mythology is the one about the flight of Icarus. Daedalus, a master craftsman, and his son Icarus were imprisoned in Crete by King Minos after Daedalus gave Minos' daughter, A
Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and half sister to the Minotaur Asterion. When greek hero Theseus came to Crete to slay the Minotaur, she fell in love. So strong was her love for the hero, she aided Theseus in both the slaying of the Minotaur and escaping the Labyrinth where the monster was imprisoned. She consulted the man who built the maze, Daedalus, and helped Theseus escape the maze with a ball of string. She left Crete with Theseus believing he was to marry her, but…