A few dozen monsters and criminals later, Theseus finally arrived in Athens. Upon arrival, he realized that he would not be able to get into the king's palace very easily. Coincidentally, there was currently a bull rampaging in a nearby village and if Theseus could capture the bull and bring it back to Athens, he would be invited to dinner with the king. Theseus couldn't pass down this opportunity, so he went to the nearby village of Marathon and captured the beast known as the Marathonian Bull. When he came back with the animal, Theseus was invited to go to the king's palace and have dinner with King Aegeus, though no one knew who he really was. Well, the king's wife, Medea, knew about Theseus's true identity, and she did not want Theseus to ruin anything for her. She told the king Theseus was a trespasser and put poison in his drink. When Theseus came to dinner, Aegeus recognized his sword that he had left for Theseus and knew it was his only son. He spared Theseus life, but there will still other problems going on in Athens.