Minotaur

Campbell Harrelson and Karlee Kesler

What is a Minotaur?

* Body of a man, and head and tail of a bull

* Mythological Creature

* Offspring of Cretan Queen Pasiphae and a majestic bull

*Dwelt in the center of Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze constructed by Daedalus and Icarus

* Its name means the Bull of Minos

The Story of the Minotaur

The Minotaur was offered as a gift to Minos by Poseidon. King Minos, the king of Athens, forced the Athenians to deliver seven youths and seven maidens every nine years to become prey to the Minotaur in the labyrinth. The sacrifices ended when Theseus, son of Poseidon, traveled to Crete to be sacrificed, but he killed the Minotaur and find his way out of the labyrinth.

The Minotaur in Greek Mythology

The Minotaur, a half bull half human, was a gift to Minos from Poseidon. It serves a very important role in Greek Mythology. It's the offspring of the Cretan Queen of Pasiphae, and a majestic bull. The Minotaur dwelt in the center of Labyrinth, waiting for someone to attack. The maze was constructed by Daedalus and Icarus. You would never be able to find your way through the maze because the walls change. Later on, Theseus had been sacrificed, and he killed the Minotaur.
Theseus And The Minotaur Ink Animation

Extra information

The offspring of the Crete Queen, and the bull, was a punishment for some offence against the Gods committed by either herself or her husband. She was cursed the desire to be with the kings finest bull, and they made a Minotaur. Icarus and Daedalus built the elaborate maze because they had to imprison the dreaded Minotaur. The Labyrinth walls shifted, and the Minotaur never escaped. Since the walls shifted so much, it was hard to find the Minotaur and kill it.