So Theseus dumps her on an island and continues his journey.

And by the way, Theseus and the Minotaur now have  on Wikipedia. I have no idea who wrote this.

Theseus and the Minotaur - Myths and Legends from …

I wanted to present a history of this maze, which is now almost twenty years old. However, before I wrote anything, I discovered (while idly Googling on “Theseus and the Minotaur”) that there is a column by Tony Delgado which already gives the complete history. Not only that, but he has insights I don’t have, since he knows more about puzzles on the Internet. And finally, his writing is better than mine (I hate to admit that).

The minotaur was the offspring of the union between Pasifai (wife of Minos) and a bull.

The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur Essay - 876 Words

Carl-Petter also wrote a fascinating blog post: . It has only a little about Theseus. Instead it is mostly about the app business, and about programming in general. He begins by describing a large business system he was working on which was starting to fall apart. Bertell then thought he would have more fun, and make more money, by developing an app. Because he lives in Finland, he figured he would have to register as a business and even collect VAT taxes. That was becoming a bureaucratic nightmare, but he found he could bypass all these problems by hooking up with a guy in Silicon Valley. He was able to finish the app in less than a year. And, did he really have fun? did he make any money? For the answer to those questions you’ll have to read the blog.

4) Theseus also took the life of Phaea – known as a wild beast or woman who robbed others.


5) Because of a woman scorned, Theseus takes the word of his deceitful wife over that of an innocent man and takes his life as a result. Phaedra (Theseus' wife) fell in love with her own stepson (Hippolytus). After her advances are ignored, she decides to inform her husband about what Hippolytus has done to her. Only the story she tells is not the truth and instead, claims that she was raped. In the end, Theseus is so enraged that he puts an end to Hippolytus' life.

They are sent into an arena to fight each other till the death until there is one standing victor.


Theseus and the Minotaur - Logic Mazes

The other section gives a that explains how Theseus got into a maze with a mechanical Minotaur. The publisher of thought it was too long and boring, so he didn’t include it in the book. Most people agreed with that assessment, but some thought it was great, so I was able to get the mythology published in a British magazine. I also included it here.

Theseus and the Minotaur Vs. The Hunger Games - Prezi

If we like your maze, we’ll try to include it in a future release of the Kristanix or iPhone programs. This will bring you fame (but no fortune). Both of the programs give the name of the designer of each level.

Theseus and the Minotaur and the Hunger Games - …

The picture on my home page shows Theseus battling the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. It was taken from an illumination in a 12th century manuscript. Here is , and here is .

Theseus and the Minotaur and the Hunger Games

In the latest issue of GAMES (the cover date is September, 2010), has eight reviews of iPhone apps, including this fantastic review of Theseus:

Greek Mythology For Students Theseus And The Minotaur

This site has two other sections about the Theseus mazes. The first is , which was posted in 2000. It has the early history of the mazes, and it has a discussion with Toby Nelson about the workings of his program that generated his layouts.

Greek Mythology Of Theseus And The Minotaur

Games contributor Robert Abbott is a pioneer in the genre of logic mazes, which add layers of complexity to the standard linear point-to-point maze. One of his most durable designs is Theseus and the Minotaur, which has evolved over several iterations, including pen-and-pencil, computer, Java, and the game Mummy Maze (PopCap), which belatatedly acknowledged its debt to Abbott’s original concept.