Minotaurs are either cursed humans or the offspring of Minotaurs and humans. They live in underground labyrinths. Minotaurs are very big. They can grow well over 7 feet tall. They are usually very strong and dangerous. They have the head of a bull but the body of a man. Their fur is brown to black. Minotaurs don’t wear much clothing. They usually only wear a loincloth or skirt. Minotaurs were said to not be very intelligent.
Minotaurs have great advantage over their prey. Their brute strength, speed, and gorging horns make it easy to kill prey. They also know their way around the labyrinth, and their prey doesn’t. Minotaurs are said to be able to breach any defense. This is why they’re kept in a labyrinth.
FAMILY OR ORIGIN
Minotaur, also known as Asterius is the son of the Cretan Bull and Pasiphaë, who was the wife of King Minos of Crete. He was born in the palace of King Minos of Crete. His labyrinth was located on a large island south of Greece.
Whenever King Minos was bored, he took his army and attacked Athens. The king of Athens had to do something to get the attacks to stop so he made a deal with King Minos. If he stopped attacking Athens, the King of Athens would send seven Athenian citizens every nine years to be eaten by Minotaur. After nine years, seven Athenians were sent, one of which being Prince Theseus. The Atenians were told to navigate through a maze where the Minotaur was waiting in the middle. When prince Theseus reached the Minotaur, he killed the giant beast and sailed back to Athens with the other six citizens. Prince Theseus saved his city-state of Athens.
- Minotaur means “Mino’s bull”
- Minotaur was a mythical creature with the head of a bull and the body of a large man.
- His favorite food was people.
- The Minotaur was very strong and very hard to defeat.
- Many people were fed to the Minotaur as a type of sacrifice. The Minotaur liven in a maze