Androgeus


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Androgeus

(ăndrŏj`ēəs): see MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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The first panel shows the Cretan king Minos' campaign against Athens, in vengeance for the death of his son Androgeus (Fig.