The Minotaur In Greek Myth

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Throughout the course of time many Greek myths have been passed on from generation to generation. One of the most common myths is one about the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. This half-bull/half-man creature had a very odd life. This story is well known, because of the way he was born, where he lived, and the extremely heroic and remarkable way he was killed. This is what makes this myth something that everyone should listen to at some point in their lifetime. The Minotaur was born to Pasiphae (the immortal daughter of the sun-god Helios who also had the power of witchcraft). She was married to King Minos of Krete and together they had multiple sons and daughters (Atsma). However, one day as punishment for something either Pasiphae or her husband had done the gods cursed her with the desire to have intercourse with the king’s finest bull. Pasiphae asked Daedalus to help her pull it off, so he built a hollow wooden cow with bovine skin wrapped around it and gave it mechanical life. Then the Queen crawled into the cow and used her witchcraft to force the bull to have intercourse with her ("Minotaur."). After this she gave birth to a half-man/half-bull creature. After sometime passed, King Minos ordered his son Icarus and the craftsman Daedalus to build the Labyrinth because of the…show more content…
Upon entering he marked his trail with the thread the King’s daughters had given him and started his pursuit to find the Minotaur. Once he found the Minotaur he killed him with repeated hits with his fists and/or (depending on where you hear the story) used one of his father's swords, that he smuggled in, to slay the great beast. Then he made his way out of the maze with several other Athenians that he had found and saved from the depths of the Labyrinth. The King's daughters were amazed and they went back with him to Athens ("MINOTAUR : Bull-headed Man of the Labyrinth of Crete, Labor Theseus ; Greek Mythology ; Pictures :
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