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When Theseus' mother tells him that his real father is King Aegeus, she tells him he must take the sword and sandals that King Aegeus had buried for him back to the king and claim his birthright.

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Who was the mother of Theseus?

Theseus' mother is Aethra.

How was Theseus born?

Aethra, the mother of Theseus, mated with both Aegeus and Poseidon to produce Theseus.

Who rescued his mother from the underworld?


What did Theseus's mother do after theseus left for Athens?

Women, on the whole, held little respect in Greek culture. Her role in the story is simply to give birth to the hero. Beyond that she had little importance.

What task did Theseus have to do when he was of age to know who is father was?

Theseus had to lift a boulder and beneath it were sandals and a sword when Theseus finally was strong enough to lift it he journied to Athens where he met his father the king

Who was the father of Theseus?

Theseus had two fathers, Aegeus (a mortal) and Poseidon, both of whomhad lain with Theseus' mother Aethra in the same night.

What order does theseus give?

theseus gave an order for them to come to his castle and they will be married to their lover.

Who were the parents of Theseus?

His father was King Aegeus of Athens, and his mother was Aethra.

Which characters live with his or her mother when you meet him or her and then has to leave?

Theseus and Perceval only

Which king was Theseus's dad?

Theseus was the son of Aethra (mother) and fathered by King Aegeus and Poseidon, both of whom Aethra slept with in one night.

Did Theseus have a mother?

Yes, her name was Aethra, daughter of King Pittheus of Troize.

Why does theseus have to kill Medusa?

Perseus. It was one of his tasks to save his mother Danae.

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