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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 is the mother of Theseus in greek mythology?

Aithra, daughter of Pittheus (son of Pelops) and lover of Aegeas.

What promise does aegeus make theseus make befor he leaves?

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What does Theseus mean by the lines for never anything can be amiss when simpleness and duty tender to it?

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