Ancient Greek Myths Theseus and the Minotaur Assembly or Class Play plus Guided Reading Script and Quiz
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Guided Reading Script plus Quiz
Aegeus (father of Theseus, King of Athens)
Minotaur (Man’s body, bull’s head)
Pasiphae (Minotaur’s Mum, Queen of Crete)
Minos (King of Crete, son of Zeus)
Ariadne (Minotaur’s half-sister, daughter of Minos and Pasiphae)
Reading Time: 5 – 10 minutes
Theseus: Greedy and extremely foolish, I’d say.
Minos (aside): If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a full-of-himself, self-satisfied hero! So easy to say what’s right and what’s wrong after the event. What a great thing is hindsight!
Minotaur: Oh do stop your whingeing! Anyone would think it was you that suffered the consequences of your bad judgement!
Pasiphae: Huh! If only! When he found out about Minos’s deceit, Poseidon made me fall in love with the white bull my husband had kept back, and so I gave birth to
Minos: A monster truly horrible to behold!
Minotaur(sarcastically)I see compassion and pity are still high on your list of fatherly qualities.
Minos: It was just so shameful having a son …. Like you! Half man, half beast. What else could I have been expected to do, other than hide you away?
Pasiphae: With me! In a labyrinth, under your palace at Knossos.
Minotaur: With no escape. No light. No warmth. Just left to die. Had you no shame?
Pasiphae: How could you?
Minotaur: To have me as a son was your fault!
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