Minotaur And Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Minotaur was a creature that had the head of a bull and the body of a man. The creature lived in a labyrinth, which was a maze like construction. This was built for the king Minos who ruled Crete at that point of time. However, the Minotaur captured this place and started living there.
Minos struggled with his brothers after he became the king as there was always a fight for the power to rule. So, Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow white colored bull as a sign of accepting his prayers. He was to sacrifice the bull that was sent in honor of Poseidon. Instead changed his mind because he was awestruck with the bull’s beauty. This angered the god and in order to punish Minos, Poseidon caused Minos' wife to fall madly in love with the bull.
She called on Daedalus, who was a famous architect, to make a wooden cow for her. Pasiphae, Minos’s wife got into the wooden cow and copulated with the white bull. This lead Minos' wife to conceive, and she gave birth to a monster called Minotaur. He grew up to be a very ferocious monster that terrorized everyone. Minos sought advice from the Oracle at Delphi, who instructed Daedulus to construct a labyrinth close to his palace to hold the monster.
After the Minotaur was captured in the labyrinth, no one could kill it because of its ferocity. However, later it was Theseus, the son of Aegeus, who managed to kill the monster.
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