ÆGEUS

   the father of Theseus, who threw himself into the Ægean Sea, so called after him, in the mistaken belief that his son, who had been to slay the Minotaur, had been slain by him.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Œnoë — noun A city in . Ægeus became alarmed at his success, especially as he had contracted a friendship with the Pallantidæ, who were his rivals, and he therefore caused Androgeus to be murdered at Œnoë, in Attica, as he was on his way to a sacred… …   Wiktionary

  • THESEUS —    legendary hero of Attica, and son of Ægeus, king of Athens; ranks second to Hercules, captured the Marathonian bull, and slew the MINOTAUR (q.v.) by the help of ARIADNE (q.v.); waged war against the Amazons, and carried off the queen; assisted …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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