THESEUS:  LORD OF ATHENS
A CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE MYTH

BACKGROUND

Growing up in the 1980's was an interesting experience.  One of the most memorable products of that era was
CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE books.  These were titles which allowed readers to make decisions for the main character as they read, ultimately making or breaking the hero's journey.  The technique was applied to all types of stories--everything from Mario Brothers to Mayan myth.  The power to drive the plot of a tale was a powerful selling tool and in hindsight a great way to create reader interest.

THESEUS

Now for this site, I have taken the events from the Ancient Greek myth of Theseus and turned it into its own CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE style adventure.  This experience only cover the preliminary events of the hero's life, including his reunion with his father and his quest to kill the Minotaur. According to the choices made along the way, the basic events of the story may differ slightly, but the overall traditional narrative will be maintained.  Most books of this type were written in Second Person, but I decided to write mine in First Person to help the reader really get into the mind of Theseus.  To learn more about Theseus the hero click
here.

HOW TO PLAY

Passages are followed by a list of choices. Clicking on a certain choice will take you to a certain outcome.  But be careful.  Certain choices can lead to the death of the protagonist or may affect future events in the story.  Choose wisely and enjoy. Hint: If you happen to die (which you will many times) just click the BACK button on your web browser. If you choose the "You Have Died. Click HERE." option, this will often take you back to a point farther back than you will probably want to go!

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE is a registered trademark of the
Chooseco corporation.









Dora High School
READING LEVEL:
7th-12th

DURATION:
1-2 Hours