Episode #3 – Was There a Real Labyrinth?

Is the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur just a bedtime story for morbid children or does it contain the kernels of real history? This week we dive into this classic myth and discover how it might hold clues about a real conflict between ancient bronze-age civilizations. Tune in to discover how bull jumpers, volcanic eruptions, boys with double-daddys, and the real life Indiana Jones all play a role in the story!

Works Cited

The Internet Classics Archive | Theseus by Plutarch. Web. 09 Aug. 2017.

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MacGillivray, J. A. Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth. London: Pimlico, 2001. Print.

Marinatos, Nanno. Minoan Religion: Ritual, Image, and Symbol. Columbia (S.C.): U of South Carolina, 1993. Print.

Walker, Henry J. Theseus and Athens. New York: Oxford UP, 1995. Print.

Ward, Anne G. The Quest for Theseus. London, 1970. Print.