Some symbols or images associated with the Greek hero Theseus include his club, his sandals, his sword, an image of his defeat of the Minotaur and depictions of the Labyrinth of Crete. There are many stories about Theseus and thus many depictions of him in Athenian art.
The multitude of myths about Theseus suggest to historians that he may have been a real man who likely lived during the Late Bronze Age. The earliest references to him are from the Iliad and the Odyssey, both written by Homer. His most significant accomplishment was his unification of Attica into the city Athens, which is now the capital of Greece.