It was a bull-headed monster born to Queen Pasiphae of Crete after she coupled with a bull. The creature resided in the twisting maze of the labyrinth, where it was offered a regular sacrifice of youths and maidens to satisfy its cannibalistic hunger. The beast was eventually slain by the hero Theseus.

Parents: Pasiphae and the Cretan Bull
Killed by: Theseus

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Minotaur bust. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. (c) Marsyas
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The Minotaur on tondo of an Attic bilingual kylix. (c) Marie-Lan Nguyen

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