Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Medea Musings

I find it interesting that Theseus is also involved in the story of Medea... That's two powerful women who were "taken away" or "married" and betrayed- Ariadne by Theseus and Medea by Jason. Medea later weds the father of Theseus and has a son by him. Long thought dead and Medea's son heir to Athens, Theseus returns. Medea tries to poison him but is thwarted and flees with her son. This is one of many versions of the tale. Still... interesting how Theseus appears in a similar tale. What does this say about him?

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