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Embodying the Myth of the Labyrinth

September 8, 2019

 If you are interested in visiting ancient Crete, Greece in May 2020 to explore the Myth of the Labyrinth and embody the archetypes of Ariadne, Theseus, King Minos, Pasiphae, the Minotaur & the Labyrinth at the ancient site where this myth was born register now! Early bird registration is live and ends November 15th, 2019!

 

 

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A short version of the Myth of the Labyrinth:

King Minos (the son of Zeus) was the king of Crete, Greece. He prayed to the sea god Poseidon for a sign. Poseidon sent a giant white bull out of the sea. King Minos was committed to sacrificing the bull to Poseidon but decided to sacrifice a different bull at the last moment. In rage, Poseidon cursed his wife Queen Pasiphae with a mad passion for the bull as revenge.

 

Queen Pasiphae experienced lust for the bull and mated with it. It was from this union that the Minotaur was born. Pasiphae cared for the Minotaur and was able to nourish him while he was a bull calf. As he grew he became ferocious and developed a taste for human flesh and she was unable to feed or care for him any longer.

 

In order to hide his wife's disgraceful affair and on the advice of the Oracle of Delphi, King Minos commanded Daedalus to build a grand Labyrinth near his palace in Knossos to house his wife's son the Minotaur. The Labyrinth was a created so that no one would ever know the secret of who the Minotaur was and so that the Minotaur would be imprisoned and never find its way out.

 

King Aegeus of Athens and King Minos went into war and King Aegeus lost. King Minos demanded that every few years that Athens would send seven fresh young Athenians to be sacrificed to the monstrous Minotaur every 9 years.

 

Prince Theseus of Athens was the son of King Aegeus. He decided that he must do something to stop this sacrifice of the people of Athens. The eager young hero tells his father, King Aegeus that he will voluntarily go to Crete and kill the Minotaur. The King reluctantly agrees.

 

Once Theseus reached Crete, he met princess Ariadne, King Minos’s daughter and half-sister of the Minotaur, who fell madly in love with Theseus. She agreed to help him as long as he promised to marry her and take her back with him to Athens. Theseus agreed, and Ariadne 

gave Theseus  a spool of string to unwind behind him as he made his way through the Labyrinth so that the young hero could find his way out again. Theseus took the string and trailed it behind him as he searched the great labyrinth for the Minotaur.

 

Theseus eventually reached the Minotaur and a fierce battle ensued between the two. Theseus slayed the Minotaur and followed his trail of string out of the Labyrinth...

 

This is a very condensed version of the original Myth of the Labyrinth. If you are interested in visiting ancient Crete, Greece in May 2020 to explore the Myth of the Labyrinth and embody the archetypes of Ariadne, Theseus, King Minos, Pasiphae, the Minotaur & the Labyrinth at the ancient site where this myth was born register now! Early bird registration is live and ends November 15th, 2019.

 

For more information & to register click here: https://www.wisdomjourneys207.com/myth-of-the-labyrinth-experience 

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