The Minotaur was born of a human, Pasiphaë, and a white bull. Poseidon sent the white bull to King Minos for him to sacrifice in his honor, but King Minos did not sacrifice the bull because he saw that the bull had the most beautiful fur that he has ever seen and let the bull live. However, Poseidon was spying nearby and saw that Minos had left his white bull alive. Thereafter, mad with rage and anger that Minos had not sacrificed the bull, he cursed Minos by making Pasiphaë fall in love with the bull. Poseidon then leaves for Olympus. Pasiphaë had Daedalus make a fake cow for her to hide inside and lure it. The result of their union was the Minotaur.
Pasiphaë nursed him in his infancy, but he grew rapidly and became incredibly ferocious. Minos, after getting advice from the Oracle at Delphi, had Daedalus and his son Icarus construct a gigantic maze, the Cretan Labyrinth, to hold the Minotaur. Its location was near Minos' palace in Knossos.
The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth and every three years, seven youths and seven maidens in Athens were taken from their families as sacrifices to him. Theseus, the son of Aegeus, volunteered to slay the Minotaur and was taken to the Labyrinth as a feast for the monster. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus with the help of Ariadne and her thread. Ariadne helped Theseus out of the maze with the help of a thread that showed him his way in, and helped him on his way out.
The Minotaur (Μινώταυρος in Ancient Greek meaning The "Bull of Minos": Mino - King Minos and tauros - bull/cow) was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man. The Minotaur is one of the most famous monsters in Greek mythology.
This beast takes 3 to 5 demigods to kill.
The minotaur's greatest strength is its strength. It is fast and nearly unstoppable during its charge attack.
The flesh of the minotaur is vulnerable to attacks, however they can push through the pain. His biggest weakness is his lack of intelligence. He has been known to fall for traps, or run to deadly situations when angered.
These simple-minded beasts use weapons such as clubs, axes, and swords. If they lose their weapons, or are angered they will lower their heads and charge at full speed. The more they fight, the angrier they get, and in turn, the faster they charge.
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