The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths of the Greek that involves gods and monsters, heroes and kings and two of the main city–states in the Greek world: Athens and Crete. Myth and legends were part of what we called oral tradition. That is, they were passed down by word of mouth, from person to person. Now they are among the world’s most famous stories. Myths are traditional stories that may include gods and goddesses and that often try to explain events in nature.
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Sample Question: 4 How does this paragraph contribute to the ending of the story: "Then I wish you good luck, my son," cried his father, "I shall keep watch for you every day. If you are successful, take down these black sails and replace them with white ones. That way I will know you are coming home safe to me."
a upon his return Theseus forgot to change his sails and his father thought the worst
b Theseus sails home to Athens with Ariadne his new wife
c the changing of the sails shows his father that Theseus killed the minotaur
d the sails proved that Theseus was no ordinary man. He was the son of the King, he was brave and he was stubborn.