Meaning and Origin
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Origin and Meaning of Theseus
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- A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Theseus is of Greek origin and means "To set, to place".
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- (Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica
From Ancient Greek Θησεύς (Thēseús). His name comes from the same root as θεσμός (thesmós), Greek for “institution”.
- A legendary Ancient Greek hero most famous for defeating the minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete.