The Minotaur

Edward Ng and Walker RIdgeway

The Minotaur and his descriptive description that desribes

THE MINOTAUR


The Minotaur is a creature with the head of a bull, and the body of a man. He's generally considered half-bull, and half-man.
Despite this terrorizing outlook, he wears a bright white underwear in some appearences.

It all started with some bulls, and then some gods joined in later

There once was a man named Minos who wanted to rule Crete himself after the death of his father instead of letting his competing brothers rule.


Oh, and crete is a very tiny microscopic-if-seen-from-space-instead-of-while-standing-on-it island located in the middle of somewhere, specifically the eastern mediterranean sea.

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Anyways, Minos wanted Poseidon to show some sign of support for his ruling of Crete.


Poseidon responded by sending him a beautiful white bull, but it was supposed to be sacrifaced afterwards.

Against the god's request, Minos changed his mind and decided to keep the bull.


Instead of sacrificing the white bull, he kept it and sacrificed another bull to take its offering place.

...and then he was born

Upon hearing this news, Poseidon became mad and made Minos' wife, Pasiphae, fall in love with the bull. One thing led to another and the Minotaur was born.


The Minotaur is the offspring of a human mother and a father bull.

The Minotaur and his terriorizing terrior that was terrior and terriorizing

After birth, the Minotaur caused terror and destruction on Crete. The damage was piling up to extremes so high that Minos ordered an architect named Daedalus to build a structure to contain the creature.
A labyrinth was built by Daedalus, and the Minotaur was trapped.


After containment, they payed tribute to the Minotaur every 9 years by putting 7 youths and maidens into the labyrinth for the Minotaur to eat.

Then there was Theseus

Then there was Theseus!
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A hero named Theseus had heard of the minotaur and his terrible deeds when he'd traveled to Athens. He opposed the creature and decided to take action by volunteering to go be eaten by the minotaur.

When Theseus reached Crete, he met Ariadne, Minos’ daughter, who fell in love with him. She would make an escape for Theseus in the labyrinth if he agreed to marry her, and Theseus agreed.

The situational situation was solved by a solution that solves

Theseus was given a ball of thread that he tied to the entrance of the labyrinth. While making his way through the labyrinth he found the sleeping minotaur and beat it to death.


He led all survivors to the exit.

Citations that cite


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"MINOTAUR : Bull-headed Man of the Labyrinth of Crete, Labor Theseus ; Greek Mythology ; Pictures : MINOTAUROS." MINOTAUR : Bull-headed Man of the Labyrinth of Crete, Labor Theseus ; Greek Mythology ; Pictures : MINOTAUROS. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Minotauros.html>.


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