In the first painting the young Theseus meets Medea. He does it in a
surrounding that is completely obliged to warlike thinking. Frieze and statues
glorify fight. The dragonwaggon of Medea reveals, who she really is. The
dragon, who watches in the deep of hole over the
gold of the earth. He is the companion of the Goddesses of death. She, the Mistress of night and the other worlds, can name herself of course a magician, because she knows about the laws of growing and fade away. She wears the black crown.
Medea did not search for Theseus to put a spell on him.
With her stretched out hand she offers him to participate in her wisdom. But Theseus, remaining in a obstinate and refusing gesture has no interest in her wisdom.
The next painting shows the fight against the Minotaurus.
The Goddess of fate Ariadne is favourable to Theseus. She stands - determining the painting - on a labyrinthine and floral throne. She wears the red crown. In her hand she holds the red woollen yarn, whose threads flow through her hand like streamlets of blood, that afterwards pass through the ground in labyrinthine patterns.
Blood is the essence, that preserves life. Minotaurus knows, that he will not win the fight. But the question
may be allowed, if Theseus combats against a real Minotaurus or against the Minotaurus in himself.
The third painting figures the robbery of Hippolyte, the
Amazon Queen. She is not armed and the number of Amazons, that would be able to defend her, is very smaller than the amount of the Greek warriors. It shows, that Hippolyt had in nothing expected this kind of overwhelming.
The white crown is fallen from her head and lies at the ground.
In the next painting the Amazons appear - as it could not
other be expected- in Athens. They do it just in a temple of the Goddess
The next painting shows the fight against the
How will one judge a Centaur? Is he a man with the intelligence of a horse, so he will be a strong and
violent fighter, but at the same moment rather stupid.
But is he a man with the (physical)power of a horse, then it is completely different. Then he will be definitely
I chose this aspect. The Centaur, knowing that he is superior, commits the fault to be too sure to be
victorious. He is hurt from above by the sword of Theseus, who lies on the ground.
Theseus wins, but it was a narrow escape.
The sixth painting shows the passage to
The ship crosses the isle of the nine guardians. In her midst appears again the black crown. The circle begins to close itself.
The arrival of Theseus will be known, long before he arrives.
seventh paintings shows Persephone.
The Goddess of the Underworld expect this Theseus, who things, that he can rob her, in the splendour of her
symbols. As if she represent the aspects of Hippolyte and Ariadne, or to go more further be them herself,
Persephone stands on a disk, in which the colours red, black and white are closed to a circle. (For white I used a kind of green)
The three colours repeat themselves in everything. They are in the columns, in the plates of the ground, in the dragons. The dragons, her escorting animals, awake, when the visit comes nearer, from their statue-like stiffness.The dragons also show Persephone as Mistress over life and death as they hold in their claws, the white ball as symbol for rebirth and the black symbolically for death.
The last painting is still kept in
reminiscence to the three colours. On a cliff stands Theseus in a moment of
reflection. Just in this moment, that one had wished to be longer, Theseus will be pushed from an envier, who sees a rival in him, into the depth.
In a hole amidst the rocks the three Goddesses (with the different crowns)are dancing a round dance.