Theseus, the mythical Greek hero who was supposed to have freed Athens from the duty to send six boys and girls every year to the King of Crete who would sacrifice them to the Minotaur, the monster captured in the labyrinth Daedalus had invented for that purpose. Theseus followed the king’s daughter’s, Ariadne’s, advice to enter the labyrinth not without a thread which would eventually lead him out once he had killed the Minotaur. Instead of marrying the king’s dauther gratefully Theseus left her on the island of at Naxos. She was eventually rescued by Dionysius who married her and granted her immortality.