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Theseus, the legendary hero of the Ionians, was the son of AEgeus, King of Athens, and AEthra. Among his exploits are enumerated the destruction of Procrustes and other robbers and the Marathonian bull, aud especially the killing of the Minotaur. Theseus became King of Attica, and founded the Panathenaic and Isthmian games. He carried off Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons, and assisted Pirithous to expel the Centaurs; besides descending to Hades, where he attempted the abduction of Persephone, and, being captured, was freed by Hercules.