Theseus and the Minotaur ReCreated story by: Alec Tortorici

Once upon a time there were two kings of there country. One was King Minos of Crete and the other was King Aegeus of Athens. Every year King Aegeus has to send 14 children to King Minos to stop Crete from going to war with Athens. These 14 children are then put into a labyrinth, with a terrible beast called a Minotaur. Nobody has made it out alive of this labyrinth.
Then there was the prince of Athens called Theseus which is also King Aegeus's son. He volunteered to go to Crete to defeat this beast called the Minotaur. King Aegeus also told his son if you make it back alive to change the color of the sails so he knows that he is still alive.
As they arrived at Crete, King Minos was the first one to "greet" them as they came off the ship. Theseus then volunteered to be the first one to go into the labyrinth so no more lives will be lost. Theseus then met a girl named Ariadne right before he went into the labyrinth. Ariadne thought Theseus was a good looking young man and ended up giving him a string so he knows his way out of the labyrinth if he defeats the Minotaur.
Theseus ended up defeating the Minotaur. Since he defeated the Minotaur, Athens no longer has to send tributes to Crete. Ariadne found Theseus before he left to go back to Athens. She wanted to go back to Athens with him so she no longer has to stay with her father, King Minos. Theseus agreed to take her back home even though he didn't want to.
Theseus then ended up stopping at an island to get some fresh water for everybody that was on the boat. As they were about to leave, Theseus decided to leave Ariadne at the island because he didn't want to marry her. As they left, the gods had found out what Theseus did to Ariadne.
As a result for what Theseus did, he forgot to change the color of the sails on the ship. His father then saw the ship coming without the color that he told his son to put on and thought his son Theseus was dead. Since he thought his son was dead King Aegeus then jumped off the cliff and into the water and killed himself. This was the punishment for what Theseus did to Ariadne and ever since this happened that is why the sea is called the Aegean Sea.

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