Theseus has always wondered about who his father is. He lived in Troezen, Greece, with his mother Aethra and their servant Aello, where every day all Theseus had to do is worry about what his best friend Jason and he are going to do. When he finally learns of his heritage, adventure leads him to Athens, where he learns more about Crete and what the wicked King Minos is making the Athenians do. He realizes that his destiny is to stop the Cretans and save Athens from Minos' revenge. Things look bleak for Theseus, and a rash decision to go to Crete as bait begins to seem stupid. However, when he meets Ariadne, Princess of Crete, he sees opportunity, hope, and future. Princess Ariadne becomes something more important to Theseus, a person he must protect with the strength that he protects Athens. Some gods are with Theseus, and some are against him, but only the Fates can guide him back.