King Aegeus

How did the Aegean Sea get it's name ?

Concise Biography of King Aegeus the legendary of King of Athens
Legend states that King Aegeus, sent his son Theseus at the head of an expedition to Create, unfortunately King Aegeus was misinformed as to the outcome of his son's expedition, thinking that he had lost his son the king threw himself into the sea in despair and drowned.

The Aegean Sea
According to legend the Aegean Sea was so named as the direct result of King Aegeus's suicide, which was a momentous event to his people.


King Aegeus and the Aegean Sea

Theseus and his expedition to Crete

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