PERFORMER Lindsay Duncan
DEBUT 1991

Medea was the wife of Aegeus and a witch featured inThe StoryTeller: Greek Myths episode "Theseus and the Minotaur". When Theseus arrived in Athens. Medea feared the king's newfound son would inherit the throne, and wanted to ensure that control of Athens would go to her kin. She decided to poison Theseus' drink, but when Aegeas recognized the sword Theseus carried, he knocked the wine glass out of Theseus' hand. The King immediately sent his guards to arrest Medea but she cursed the king and vanished into thin air, never to be seen again.

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