Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Myths and Legends: Theseus and the Bull of Marathon

Theseus and the Bull of Marathon. To find out more about the accomplishments of the hero Theseus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Although Theseus is most famous for defeating the Minotaur, here you can see him subduing another mighty bull, the Bull of Marathon. He captured the bull and brought it back to Athens where he offered it up in sacrifice. In some versions of the myth, this same bull was the father of the Minotaur, the half-man half-bull monster which Theseus would also defeat with the help of Ariadne.

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