Theseus*s Journey

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Theseus’s Journey
By: Sam Chase, Katharine
Thibodeau, Carly Fagan, and Matt
Lloyd
Original World
• Theseus grew
up, raising
himself without
a father.
“Theseus grew
up to be strong,
able,
courageous,
intelligent and
wise”.
Call to Adventure
Theseus’s mother
brought him to his
father’s rock, where he
was called to begin his
journey.
Acceptance of the call
Theseus accepted the call for adventure.
Supernatural Aid/Amulets
•Theseus got his father’s sword he
found at the rock.
•Theseus also got his father’s winged
sandals he found at the rock.
Crossing the Threshold/ Gatekeeper’s Test
When Theseus first traveled into
Athens.
Tests and Ordeals
• On Theseus’s journey to Athens he encountered:
1-robber-club carrier
2-cinus-pine bender
3-wild, huge sow
4-Sceiron-scheming robber
5-King Ceryon
6-stretcher
“The land route sheltered
such a frightening
collection of robbers and
murderers that no
man dared to rule them”.
• Theseus was able to beat all of these evil people.
Belly of the Whale
When Theseus first
encountered his
father.
Atonement
with Father
•Theseus had to
prove who his
father was during
dinner.
•He used
Aegeus’s sword
he got at the rock,
and the ring of
Mino’s.
Meeting with the Goddess or Woman as
Temptress
• Theseus met a goddess, Adriane.
She helped him conquer the Minotaur
by giving him a ball of thread that they
attached to the door.
Refusal Of Return or Magic Flight or Rescue from
Without
Wanted to come home
Crossing the Return
Threshold
Came
home on a
boat.
“Because Theseus was so confident
that he would kill the Minotaur,
Aegus gave the captain of the ship
a white sail to be hoisted in place
of the black one upon the return voyage if Theseus’s
mission were successful”.
Apotheosis
He took
his dads
place as
king
Ultimate Boon/Elixir
He became the hero and the king.

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