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Arrival or departure of a young warrior or hero, maybe Theseus arriving at Athens and being recognized because of his sword by Aegeus. Apulian red-figured volute-krater, ca. 410–400 BC, from Ruvo (South Italy).

In Greek mythology, Aegeus ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Ancient Greek: Αἰγεύς{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) or Aegeas ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Αιγέας{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), was an archaic figure in the founding myth of Athens. The "goat-man" who gave his name to the Aegean Sea was, next to Poseidon, the father of Theseus, the founder of Athenian institutions and one of the kings of Athens.


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