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  The adventures of Theseus (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He had been educated by his grandfather, Pittheus at Troezen, and at age sixteen, he dedicated his forelocks to the Delian Apollo.
Pittheus made him drunk and put him to sleep with his daughter, Aethra, which became pregnant after that.
When Aegeus departed, he left behind a sword and a pair of sandals, under a rock and told Aethra, that if the child was a boy and reached manhood to lift the rock, take the sword and the sandals and come to Athens.
www.sikyon.com /Athens/Theseus/theseus_eg01.html   (632 words)

  
 House of Pelops
Pittheus was the son of Pelops and Hippodaemia.
Pittheus realised that his own daughter would be the mother of this son, the oracle mentioned, got Aegeus drunk and to sleep in his daughter's room.
Pittheus raised his grandson in Troezen, until he was old enough to remove Aegeus' sword.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/pelops.html   (4027 words)

  
 The Internet Classics Archive | Theseus by Plutarch
Pittheus, therefore, taking advantage from the obscurity of the oracle, prevailed upon him, it is uncertain whether by persuasion or deceit, to lie with his daughter Aethra.
It was therefore a very hazardous journey to travel by land from Athens to Peloponnesus; and Pittheus giving him an exact account of each of the robbers and villains, their strength, and the cruelty they used to all strangers, tried to persuade Theseus to go by sea.
For Aethra was daughter of Pittheus, and Alcmena of Lysidice; and Lysidice and Pittheus were brother and sister, children of Hippodamia and Pelops.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/theseus.html   (5406 words)

  
 The Armies Deploy
The centre of the army was entrusted to Pittheus and was formed mainly of the allied hoplites who though well trained in the Spartan way were not as fearsome.
However, engaged in the fight as he was Pittheus was now cut off from the rest of the battle and was in no position to send troops to fill the gaps caused by the Spanish, he would have to rely on his junior officers to do what was needed.
Pittheus and his guard of citizens fought back and killed many scores of Spanish at no loss to themselves such was their discipline at holding their formation and their skill with their spears.
www.endoftime.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /battles/sparta/battle.htm   (2395 words)

  
 Aegeus
Pittheus understood it completely; he caused Aegeus to become drunk, then introduced him to his daughter, Aethra.
He told her that he would leave a sword and a pair of sandals under a great rock in Troezen; if she bore a son, he was to collect these things when he was old enough and travel to Athens.
Aethra and Pittheus concealed his parentage, and Pittheus spread a rumor that the boy's father was actually the god Poseidon.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/aegeus.html   (770 words)

  
 Troezen, Greek Mythology Link.
The evidence of this, they remark, is that after the death of Troezen 1, his brother Pittheus became the sole king, and having joined the villages of Hyperea and Anthea into one city, he called it Troezen after his brother.
Pittheus and Aegeus 1 were kings at the same time, the former in Troezen and the latter at Athens.
King Pittheus, who reared Theseus, had another daughter, Henioche 3, who married Canethus 3 and had by him a son Sciron, according to some, or Sinis, according to others.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Troezen.html   (995 words)

  
 Theseus and the Minotaur
Pittheus and Aethra feared that if Aegeus knew he had a son, he might let the information slip out, and Pallas’s spies, who were everywhere, would inform him, putting the baby’s life in danger.
Instead, Pittheus and Aethra let it be rumored that the infant’s father was Poseidon, the mighty god of the sea.
Pittheus and Aethra tried to persuade Theseus to travel by water, rather than attempting the long, dangerous overland journey, but the adventurous young man was determined to seek out and overcome challenges, to prove his mettle before presenting himself to his father in Athens.
ks.essortment.com /theseusminotaur_rzuk.htm   (1883 words)

  
 Latin 1 - Mythology - Fables - Heroes - Theseus
He was revered as a great warrior, daring adventurer, wise and just leader, and protector of the weak and helpless.
Theseus was born to the princess Aethra, daughter of a wise and very strong king, Pittheus of Troezen.
Pittheus made Aegeus drunk and had him lie with Aethra for a night.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/3fables/heroes/theseus.htm   (655 words)

  
 Pittheus
In Greek mythology, Pittheus was a son of Pelops and father of Aethra.
He was a wise man and understood the words of Aegeas' prophesy when no one else did.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pi/Pittheus.html   (50 words)

  
 Theseus - The Athenian Adventurer
Pittheus, who understood the meaning, deceived Aegeus and persuaded him to lie with Aethra, who was Pittheus' daughter.
Afterwards, Aegeus, in case the girl might be pregnant, put a sword and a pair of shoes under a large rock and told Aethra that if she gave birth to a son who could lift that rock, the sword and the shoes would be for him.
Pittheus told his grandson about all of the robbers and murderers who waited on the road, but Theseus thought it would be disgraceful to take the easy and safe way to Athens, instead of boldly meeting bad men.
www.e-classics.com /theseus.htm   (4493 words)

  
 THESEUS - LoveToKnow Article on THESEUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thus through his father be was descended from Erechtheus and the original stock of Attica; through his mother he came of the Asiatic l~ouse of Pelops.
The legend relates that Aegeus, being childless, went to Pittheus, who contrived that Aegeus should have intercourse with his daughter Aethra, and that in due time Aethra brought forth Theseus.
It was given out that the childs father was Poseidon, the great god of Troezen, and that Aethra raised a temple to Athena Apaturia, at which Troezenian maids used to dedicate their girdles before marriage.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TH/THESEUS.htm   (1729 words)

  
 Aethra, Greece, Greek mythology
Daughter of king Pittheus of Troezen, who was the son of Pelops and brother of Atreus and Thyestes.
Unfortunately, though, he was banished from Corinth after he had been unjustly accused of trying to seduce the queen of Argos, and was not very likely to return.
Pittheus got Aegeus drunk, and then Aegeus went to Aeropes chamber and slept with her.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/aethra.htm   (442 words)

  
 eReader.com: Excerpt from Plutarch's Lives, Volume I
Pittheus, therefore, taking advantage from the obscurity of the oracle, prevailed upon him, it is uncertain whether by persuasion or deceit, to lie with his daughter Æthra.
When Æthra was delivered of a son, some say that he was immediately named Theseus, from the tokens which his father had put under the stone; others that he had received his name afterwards at Athens, when Ægeus acknowledged him for his son.
For Æthra was daughter of Pittheus, and Alcmena of Lysidice; and Lysidice and Pittheus were brother and sister, children of Hippodamia and Pelops.
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 Hippolytus Study Guide
Theseus kidnapped her from the land of the Amazons, which was supposed to be in the region south of the Black Sea.
Pittheus the Severe: Pittheus was the maternal grandfather of Theseus.
The Hippolytus is set at Trozen, which is the hometown of Pittheus and the birthplace of Theseus.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/hippolytus.html   (3130 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But the oracle being so obscure as not to satisfy him that he was clearly forbid this, he went to Troezen, and communicated to Pittheus the voice of the god, which was in this manner,-- Loose not the wine-skin foot, thou chief of men, Until to Athens thou art come again.
Some say that Aethra, Theseus's mother, was here taken prisoner, and carried to Lacedaemon, and from thence went away with Helen to Troy, alleging this verse of Homer, to prove that she waited upon Helen, Aethra of Pittheus born, and large-eyed Clymene.
Others reject this verse as none of Homer's, as they do likewise the whole fable of Munychus, who, the story says, was the son of Demophon and Laodice, born secretly, and brought up by Aethra at Troy.
dnaugler.cs.semo.edu /classes/f00/cs350/theseus.txt   (1795 words)

  
 Theseus
On his way back, unable to understand the answer of the god, he payed a visit to Pittheus, a son of Pelops who was king of Troezen and renowed for his wisdom.
Pittheus, reading through the oracle which ordered Ægeus to "loose not the wine-skin's jutting neck" until he would be back in Athens (Plutarch's Life of Theseus, 3, 3), managed to make him drunk and to have him sleep with his daughter Æthra.
Before leaving Troezen, Ægeus had hidden under a heavy rock, unknown to everybody except Æthra, a sword and a pair of sandals that his son should take with him back to Athens when grown up, if he were able to lift the rock, to make himself recognized.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/char/theseus.htm   (1622 words)

  
 Troezen
The city was said to have been founded by Pittheus, a son of Pelops (or by his brother Troezen who gave the city its name).
It is in that city that Theseus was born to Æthra, Pittheus' daughter and that he spend his youth.
In historical times, when the Athenians had to flee before Xerxes in 480, at the start of the second Persian War, it is in Troezen that most of them seeked refuge for their wives and children (Herodotus, VIII, 41).
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/troezen.htm   (422 words)

  
 The Birth of Theseus
Aegeus did so, and then learning that it was the daughter of Pittheus with whom he had consorted, and suspecting that she was with child by him, he left a sword and a pair of sandals hidden under a great rock, which had a hollow in it just large enough to receive these objects.
He was reared by Pittheus, as they say, and had an overseer and tutor named Connidas.
For Poseidon is highly honored by the people of Troezen, and he is the patron god of their city; to him they offer first fruits in sacrifice, and they have his trident as an emblem on their coinage.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/TheseusBirth.html   (742 words)

  
 Theseus, Greek Mythology Link.
When King Aegeus 1 of Athens came to Troezen, King Pittheus (son of Pelops 1) made him drunk and caused him to lie with his daughter Aethra 2.
Theseus' mother then became the handmaid of Helen, but at the end of the Trojan War she was taken back to Athens by Demophon 1 and Acamas 1, sons of Theseus.
Aethra 2 was daughter of Pittheus, son of Pelops 1.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Theseus.html   (2788 words)

  
 Theseus and the Minotaur; Daedalus
She gave him a wineskin, and told him not to open it before he got home, or he would die one day of grief - an oracle which was difficult to interpret.
Pittheus's daughter, Aethra, was betrothed to Bellerophon who had been banished to Caria in disgrace, and she had little hope of his return.
Before leaving, Aegeus told her that if a son were born to her she should raise him without divulging his paternity, in case the sons of Pallas should attempt to murder the boy as a blow to the royal house of Athens.
www.nyu.edu /classes/reichert/sem/city/theseus.html   (1669 words)

  
 Theseus
On his return Aegeus visited Pittheus, the king of Troezen, and told him the message.
Pittheus then got Aegeus drunk and laid him beside his daughter, Aethra, and Theseus was born.
Another legend concerning the same night says that in a dream Aethra was told in a dream to go and offer sacrifice on an island, where Poseidon violated her.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/theseus.html   (1385 words)

  
 Plutarch's Lives - Chapter 1.
When Aethra was delivered of a son, some say that he was immediately stone; others that he received his name afterwards at Athens, when Aegeus acknowledged him for his son.
He is their tutelar god, to him they offer all their first-fruits, and in his honor stamp their money with a trident.
It was therefore a very hazardous journey to travel by land from Athens to Peloponnesus; and Pittheus, giving him an exact account of each of these robbers and villains, their strength, and the cruelty they used to all strangers, tried to persuade Theseus to go by sea.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/hst/european/PlutarchsLives/Chap1.html   (5544 words)

  
 Aigeus - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aigeus does not understand the meaning; he then travels to see Pittheus in Troezen.
Pittheus is Aigeus's father-in-law and he is considered to be a righteous man(Norton 656).
The oracle's words are told to Pittheus and Pittheus then encourages Aigeus to drink to the extent that he becomes drunk (Thompson).
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php/Aigeus   (533 words)

  
 Plutarch, Life of Theseus
And, indeed, among these is one that they ascribe to Pittheus, "Unto a friend suffice A stipulated price;" which, also, Aristotle mentions.
and Alcmena of Lysidice; and Lysidice and Pittheus were brother and sister, children of Hippodamia and Pelops.
Sciron being the son of Canethus and Heniocha, the daughter of Pittheus; though others write that Sinnis, not Sciron, was their son, and that to his honor, and not to the other's, these games were ordained by Theseus.
www.englishare.net /literature/POL-LDS-TEXT-Plutarch-Theseus.htm   (7120 words)

  
 Notebook
The son of Aegeus, king of Megara and Athens, and of the daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezene, by name Aethra according to one tradition, but according to another the son of Aegeus, son of Poseidon, and Aethra, for the sake of giving him a divine ancestry.
Theseus grew up in the palace of Pittheus without knowing the identity of his father since his mother had not been wed to Aegeus.
When he grew to manhood, his mother revealed to him the identity of is father and gave him the weapons that he had hidden for his son.
www.noteaccess.com /APPROACHES/AGW/Theseus.htm   (848 words)

  
 Winged Horse
Fortunately the area around Pittheus was exquisitely lacking in trouble of any kind.
"Pittheus is a very dull town if word leaked out I had a pegasus, I wouldn't be able to reach my own stables for the crowds.
Once she was sure Gabrielle was safe, she whistled for Argo, and the two women and two horses started toward Pittheus.
www.xenafan.com /fiction/content/wingedhorse.htm   (5205 words)

  
 Characters of Greek Mythology - Heroes - Theseus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was told "not to untie his wine skin until he returned home." He didn't understand what this meant.
On the way home, he stopped at Troezen to visit his friend, Pittheus, the king.
While there, Pittheus got him drunk and put him to bed with his daughter, Aethra.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/5545/heroes/heroes-theseus.html   (733 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Realizing that Aegeus was going to beget a powerful son immediately after the celebration feast for his safe return to Athens, Pittheus made his guest drunk and put him to bed with his daughter Aethra, and so Theseus was conceived.
He told her that, should she have a son, she must wait until he was strong enough to raise the boulder before she sent him to his father's court.
When Theseus came of age, Aethra explained that he was heir to the Athenian throne and he retrieved the sword and sandals.
waynesweb.ualr.edu /Scholars/theseus.htm   (894 words)

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