- Mythical Number: #2267
- Culture: Greek
- Attribute: Cave Dweller
- Behaviour: Deadly
This was a great powerful creature that was half bull and half man. It had the body of a man, the head of a bull and the hooves of a bull for feet. It was created when the wife of King Minos of Crete mated with a great white bull. A wooden bull was made which the wife mounted upon so that the bull could mate with her. The craftsman of the bull was also asked to create a maze for the bull headed creature to live in. Every year seven boys and girls were sacrificed to the Minotaur. This happened until Theseus used a ball of red twin to find his way to the center of the maze. At the center, he found the fearsome Minotaur and slew it in single combat. With the red twine he was able to easily find his way out.
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Did you find Minotaur interesting? Add it to a role playing fantasy game, action or adventure story or draw your own doodle. Greek mythology has been massively featured in films and games. Clash of the Titans 2011 and Wrath of the Titans 2012 show many Greek monsters in all their glory as well as the classic Jason and the Argonauts. Minotaurs and Satyrs feature in the Chronicles of Narnia. Finally Microsoft's Age of Mythology game gets you in control of the gods and allows you to command the Dragon Hydra, Minotaurs, Cyclops and other monsters. If you're into computer games check out God of War and Titan Quest where you can defeat all types of Greek Demons, Spirits and monsters.
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