Theseus, Congressional Library

Theseus, Congressional Library Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 315092
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Theseus sailed with a company of Athenian youths and maidens who were sent as a tribute to King Minos of Crete to be given over to Minotaur, a monster half-bull and half-woman, which fed on human flesh. Adriane, the daughter of Minos, fell in love with Theseus, and gave him the clue of the labyrinth, by which he was enabled to reach and slay the Minotaur. Adriane set sail with the hero for Athens but, on the way, at the isle of Naxos, Minerva, in a dream, directed Theseus to desert her and in obedience to the command he sailed away and left Adriane sleeping. From Practical Guide, Library of Congress
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