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To be considered a human being one must be subject to or indicative of the weakness imperfections and fragility associated with human beings This definition separates us from any lower being or for this books concern separates us from any higher being Theseus had endured a life that during some times showed to be like that of any human Yet there were numerous occasions that proved Theseus to be not of human flesh and blood but that of a god The most compelling event of the book in my mind that would define Theseus to be more than a human being took place under the strength of the Isthmus current between Athens and Troizen Theseus was losing strength and falling deeper into his coffin Theseus had not sooner lost the struggle against the angry current as Poseidon lifted his body in an invisible form and carried him to shore safely Theseus had been looking for a sign from a god He had been looking for one all his life When he was old enough his mother told him that he could have been born of a Greek god Voluntarily or not his life would become a search for the truth This sign proved him to be more than human A hard challenge was brought onto to a younger Theseus shoulders when he worked under his grandfather at the tender age of eight Theseus was to teach the inner workings of his job that was soon to be passed on to his apprentice Yet this boy tested his patience every day and would push him around and laugh at the year older Theseus Theseus thought that if he was truly born of a god that he could show this boy who he was One day Theseus had a small quarrel with this boy The result of this quarrel was Theseus showing for the first time in the book
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