A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ Myth

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

The story of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most famous and enduring myths of ancient Greece. Among other things, the tale helped to inspire the central premise of one of the most popular series of dystopian novels and films of the twenty-first century (of which more below).

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