Theseus journeyed to Athens to be with his father, the journey brought many challenges. Theseus had to defeat many monsters and bandits such as Sinis the lumberjack, or the giant sow. Theseus had to move a boulder and get his fathers valuables to bring to Athens to prove he was his son. On his journey, Theseus battled the giant sow, which he tricked to go one way, then he would quickly move to a different spot and confuse the sow. He eventually defeated and saved the sow. Theseus arrived at Athens and slayed a bull to grab Aegeus's attention. He then showed him the sword and shoes that were left for Theseus underneath the boulder. Aegeus and Theseus were reunited and then Theseus decided to offer himself as tribute to go to Crete and attempt to defeat the Minotaur. Once there, Ariadne fell in love with him and advised him to have a ball of string and a sword to find his way back. She also said, "When in doubt go forward and right. Theseus defeated the Minotaur and on his way back, forgot to change the sails from black to white to show that he was safe, so his father killed himself.