CLAS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Lycomedes, Golden Fleece, Pirithous

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Continuation of theseus and myths of athens \ Went with theseus and did bro things together. He himself has divine descent (often said to be a son of zeus) Theseus and pirithous both know that each other were trustworthy individuals and became fast friends. This is so important that it"s portrayed in the parthenon (it"s very significant to athenian self identity) Both decided that they needed divine wives since their first wives died. Helen was kidnapped from sparta for theseus. She wasn"t old enough to marry theseus though, and so he gave. Theseus to his mother to look after until she"s old enough. Theseus said he"ll help in getting persephone, and sparked his katabasis (journey to underworld) They of course weren"t successful since persephone was already married to hades! Hades made them sit on these chairs which made them stuck.

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