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18:00 - 20:30 8 April 2015

Heroes from the dark side or the light side? Ancient and modern heroes versus the Minotaur


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | DMS Watson Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Join us for a glass of wine, a quality screening and an erudite introduction. In the pilot episode from BBC Atlantis ‘The Earth Bull’ from 2013 a modern hero from the light side Jason confronts the dark monster, the Minotaur. Like the hero from Greek myth, Theseus, Jason saves the lives of his companions who would be sacrificed to the beast. But in BBC Doctor Who ‘The God Complex’ from 2011 when the Doctor meets the Minotaur there turn out to be more similarities than differences between hero and monster, and the boundaries between dark and light, hero and monster become blurred.

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from Amanda Potter on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, and aspects of dark and light in different versions of this story


Debbie Challis / Helen Pike
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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