Theseus

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The·se·us

 (thē′sē-əs, -syo͞os′)
n. Greek Mythology
A hero and king of Athens who slew the Minotaur and united Attica.

The·se′an (thĭ-sē′ən) adj.

Theseus

(ˈθiːsɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a hero of Attica, noted for his many great deeds, among them the slaying of the Minotaur, the conquest of the Amazons, whose queen he married, and participation in the Calydonian hunt
Thesean adj

The•se•us

(ˈθi si əs, -syus)

n.
a legendary hero of Attica and king of ancient Athens, renowned for the slaying of the Minotaur.
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Noun1.Theseus - (Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united AtticaTheseus - (Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Theseus

[ˈθiːsjuːs] NTeseo

Theseus

[ˈθiːsɪəs] nTeseo
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The world has many puzzling structures, from the hedges of the Hampton Court maze in London to the meandering velvety cypress trees of Australia's Ashcombe Maze, keeping the Thesean spirit alive.
Inverting the conventional association of the Theseus myth, Lovecraft, according to Callaghan, reflects his desire "not for attainment of adulthood, but rather for a return to the world of childhood" (72) and, for Lovecraft, "the Thesean inheritance is not one of heroism but rather one of horror" (73).
Cleopatra's vision is a dream, but at the same time she affirms the essentially performative vision of all love: the bestowal of value by lovers upon each other in a form of projection that by definition lies beyond the imaginative capacity of anyone else, and therefore lies beyond the limits of the Freudian notion of "overvaluation" or a Thesean dismissal of "idle" imagination.