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The Magic Faraway Tree — enchantingimagery: The maiden fetched the magic...

enchantingimagery: The maiden fetched the magic wand, and then she took her stepsister’s head and dropped three drops of blood from it. Illustration by Arthur Rackham for Sweetheart Roland, a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Scan by me.

THESEUS - Was the mythical founder-king of Athens and was the son of Aethra by two fathers: Aegeus and Poseidon. Theseus was a founder-hero, like Perseus, Cadmus, or Heracles, all of whom battled and overcame foes that were identified with an archaic religious and social order. As Heracles was the Dorian hero, Theseus was a founding hero, considered by Athenians as their own great reformer:

Theseus- Greek myth: a demi-god hero, son of Aethra and poseidon, who killed the Minotaur that lurked at the center of King Minos’ labyrinth. Theseus found his way out of the maze thanks to the priestess (and princess) Ariadne and her ball of thread