Theseus encountered Procrustes on his way to the Greek city of Athens. Procrustes was, of course, another villain. He lured innocent travelers into his home near Eleusis. He would then force the person on to a bed. If the person was too tall, he would amputate them in any way to fit the bed.. If he was too short, then he would stretch the person in order for them to fit the bed. When Theseus came into Procrustes's home, Theseus forced Procrustes on the bed instead, and proceeded to lop his head off for him to fit the bed.