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Theseus and the Minotaur pot

This pot depicts the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur.

The myth tells the story of a mythical beast which was half-man, half-bull known as the Minotaur. The Minotaur lived in a labyrinth within the kingdom of King Minos. Theseus, a young Prince from Athens, travelled to Crete as one of the 7 boys and 7 girls that were offered to the Minotaur if the King Minos refrained from attacking Athens. Eventually Theseus slays the Minotaur with the help of King Mino’s daughter Ariadne. The scene that we can see here shows Theseus slaying the Minotaur with a sword.

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