When Theseus became sixteen years old, he was already a fully grown man.
Powerfully he managed to push back the rock his mother told him about and discovered the golden sandals and the sword of his father. Without losing time, he departed on foot for the city of Athens to find his father, Aegeus.
It was a long way until Athens and Theseus encountered a lot of evildoers on his way.
The first one was a huge bandit in the district of Epidaurus.
His name was Periphetes and he was a son of Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the gods.
Because of a club he was carrying, Periphetes was known as the "Coronytes" (the club-man) in the region.
With his club, Periphetes used to kill and then rob any unlucky guy who happened to pass by.
Carefully Theseus seized the robber's club and killed him in the very manner Periphetes had killed all the passers-by.