Study Guide

Theseus: Birth and Early Adventures Strength and Skill

Strength and Skill

There's no doubt about it: Theseus was an extremely strong and totally skillful dude. This is pretty much required for an ancient Greek hero (and most modern superheroes for the matter). Whether it's giant pigs, dudes with clubs, or pine-bending maniacs, Theseus always comes out on top. No matter how mighty the foes that Theseus comes across he overpowers them with the greatest of ease. Just like Heracles, Theseus uses his power to make the world a safer place for all the little people out there who aren't quite strong enough stand up to the big baddies on their own.

Questions About Strength and Skill

  1. Compare Theseus to another Greek hero like Heracles. How does he measure up in terms of strength and skill?
  2. Which of Theseus's enemies do you think might have been the biggest challenge for Theseus? Why do you think so?
  3. What do you think is Theseus's greatest strength? Why do you think so?

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