A creature of Greek myth, the Minotaur had the head of a bull
atop the body of a man. He was the result of a dalliance between
the wife of King Minos of Crete and a sacred bull. The Minotaur was carnivorous,
and generally not a nice chap, so he was imprisoned inside a vast labyrinth.
Every year, King Minos would demand a certain number of Greek youths and
women, and feed them to the Minotaur. Eventually a young Greek hero
named Theseus volunteered to be among the Minotaur's luncheon, and, with
the help of Minos' daughter Medea, killed the Minotaur.
Myth of the Minotaur
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