www.GodsLaidBare.com
  Latest God Count 1,228 — 25th of September 2017
Alphabetical Gods List
Click a letter to view Gods...
Pantheon Intro
View full A-Z list
  = visited
LAP OF THE GODS
Jump to a random deity
Pantheons.
Aztec
Caribbean
Greek
India
Japanese
Norse
Dictionary of Ancient Deities (.com) /(.uk)

Myths of the Northern lands (.com) / (.uk)

Gods of the Ancient Slavs (.com) /(.uk)

Myths and legends of the world (.com) / (.uk)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Pronunciation : Coming soon ...

(Greek Creature) MINOTAUR

Also known as ASTERION, CRETAN BULL, BULL OF MINOS

The reason why a Queen should never do unspeakable things with a Taurean gift from the Gods.

King Minos of Greece was sent a sacred white bull as a sign of appeasement for his reign from Poseidon, on the understanding that it would be sacrified as an offering to the Gods. Minos reneged on the deal and as punishment the suitably furious Poseidon made Minos' wife, Pasiphae, fall madly in love with the bull.

The conception of Minotaur is more than a little disturbing — it involved the sacred white bull and a hollow wooden decoy cow made by Daedalus with enough room inside for a loved-up Kings wife. Need i say more? I hope not.

On the advice of the Delphi Oracle, Minotaur was forced to dwell in the Labyrinth of Knossos where he devoured seven pairs of sacrificial Athenian virgins every year, which is a pretty neat trick for something with herbivore teeth. He met his end at the hands of Theseus who charaded as a human offering and beat him to death as he slept off his latest batch of victims.
Family Tree ...
Parents : Pasiphae and a bull
Spouse : Don't know, sorry
Offspring : Don't know, sorry
All deities are GM free & no Gods were harmed during site construction!
www.godslaidbare.com/Greek Gods
'MINOTAUR' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
Page last modified on 27 Mar 2013
Spotted a goof? Please, Let me know. I'm quite tame :)