Sekolahbahasainggris-Begitu banyak dongeng dari negeri Yunani (Greece) yang begitu menginspirasi dan dapat diambil pelajaran bagi kita. Penasaran bagaimana kisah “Theseus Dan Minotaur” dalam bahasa Inggris? Yuk dibaca disini:
“Theseus Dan Minotaur”
Once upon a time, there lived a king named Minos in Crete, Greece. Minos made the sea of god, Poseidon, getting angry because they did not present the white bull that was sent to him. As the punishment, Poseidon sent the goddess of love, Aphrodite to make Minos’s wife, Pasiphae, who fell in love with the white cow. Pasiphae gave a baby who has a human body, but his head was a cow. The baby was named Minotaur. As a child, Minotaur like ordinary human babies, but bigger, more savage nature and he liked so strange.
Minos then imprison of the Minotaur in a labyrinth. The labyrinth was a building like a cave with lots of narrow winding streets and branching. People who get into the labyrinth would be lost. They could not get out again and fell prey to the Minotaur.
King Minos belligerent and he often attacked Athens. King Minos finally defeated the king of Athens, Aegeus in the war. He threatened to destroy the king Aegeus of Athens except sent seven boys and seven girls every seven years. They would be sacrificed to the Minotaur.
King Aegeus had to agreed. Every seven years Minos sent a ship with a black screen to picked the victims. When he arrived in Crete, the teens were given a beautiful clothes and were treated to a very tasty meal. But then they were ushered into the maze and never returned.
Theseus, son of the king Aegeus wonder why every seven years old by his father looked so sad. When king Aegeus told treaty with the king Minos, Theseus decided to go to Crete as one of the prisoners and killed the Minotaur. King Aegeus disagreed, Theseus was the only son and heir to the kingdom. And nobody back after leaving for Crete.
Theseus king insisted and reluctantly let him go. Arriving in Crete Theseus with the other teens were treated to sumptuous food. He sat next to the daughter of the king Minos, Ariadne. Ariadne fascinated by the beauty and bravery of Theseus and he decided to help him killed the Minotaur. He gave a sword and a ball of silk thread to Theseus, and he asked the young man took her back to Athens and marry her.
When Theseus and his friends arrived in the maze, he tied the ends of the thread on the door of the cave. He ordered his friends waiting there and kept it in order to remain bound threads there.
Theseus walked into the labyrinth while outlining the thread, so that later he could find a way out. He could hear snoring Minotaur in the distance, but then he did not hear the snoring anymore.
Theseus kept going further and further into the maze to arrive in a large cave that was very dark. Minotaur was standing in front of him. Theseus frightened Minotaur looked so great and creepy, but he managed to killed the Minotaur with his sword. He then walked back out as he followed silk line that had left behind.
Theseus and Ariadne back to Athens with the ship. On the way, the god Dionysus visited him in a dream and said that Theseus must not marry the princess Ariadne because it had chosen to be his wife. Theseus must leave Ariadne on Naxos island where Dionysus would pick him up.
Theseus brought the ship docked on the island of Naxos. He took Ariadne fell to the island. After a Ariadne fell asleep. Theseus left her there.
Theseus was so sad because of parting with Ariadne that he forgot to lower the ship’s black screen and replace it with a white screen. King Aegeus who was waiting for his return saw the black sail boat and thought his son had died. He also plunged into the sea. The sea until now called the Aegean sea.
Theseus became king. He ruled with wisdom and love to help people. The End.
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