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The King Must Die Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Athens

The city in which Theseus father, Aigeus, reigns. Theseus spends a large part of the story trying to get to Athens.

Crete

Ruled by King Minos. Theseus and several others are taken from Athens to be bull dancers and sacrificed to the gods.

Eleusis

A city that Theseus encounters on his way to his fathers kingdom. Here he is forced to fight the current king and take his place. In this kingdom the women rule the land.

Altar Stone

The large heavy stone that Theseus must lift in order to learn who his father is.

Sword

One of the items found under the alter stone. It is by the sword that the father knew who Theseus was. If he hadn't recognized the sword he would have fed Theseus poisoned wine.

Moira

The belief that your fate is already laid before a man. Theseus makes mention of feeling...

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