He lost a war against Minos of Crete, who forced him to anually send seven young men and women to be fed to the Minotaur. Upon his son's request, Theseus was sent as one of the hostages. He told Theseus to raise a white flag on his ship so he knew that Theseus survived. However Theseus failed to do so and Aegeus threw himself of a cliff into the Aegean Sea, named after him. Theseus succeeded him as king.
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