Theseus- Greek myth: a demi-god hero, son of Aethra and poseidon, who killed the Minotaur that lurked at the center of King Minos’ labyrinth. Theseus found his way out of the maze thanks to the priestess (and princess) Ariadne and her ball of thread
"Sparta has no walls because you, her warriors, are her walls. Sparta’s boundaries are undefined because these your spear-points define her borders. So when the Barbarians come, let them find nothing but death on the frontiers of Sparta!