But the stuff of myth and legend is not far from the flesh and blood truth.
Language constitutes one of the most important elements of the Greek culture.
The Greek woman, however, knows the rules, and the clever ones play the game to their own advantage. First, it is imperative that he NOT still live with his mother.
Second, not only should he not live with his mother, but she should live as far away as possible.
Same theme with Theseus, who according to both literary and historical record was an arrogant jerk.
He needed Ariadne’s help to get out of the labyrinth but when his use for her was done, he abandoned her, pregnant no less, on the island of Naxos after getting her drunk on the way back to Athens from Crete.