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Minotaur:

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, 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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Minotaur

 

in ancient Greek mythology, a monster that was half-bull and half-man, the offspring of Pasiphae, wife of King Minos of Crete, and the sacred bull of the god Poseidon. According to the myth, Minos confined the Minotaur in a labyrinth and forced Athens, which was then subject to him, to send as an annual offering seven youths and seven maidens to the monster. The Athenian hero Theseus entered the labyrinth and killed the Minotaur.

Minotaur

fabulous monster of Crete, half-bull, half-man. [Gk. Myth.: EB, VI: 922]
See: Bull

Minotaur

beast with bull’s head and man’s body. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 714]

Minotaur

Greek myth a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. It was kept in the Labyrinth in Crete, feeding on human flesh, until destroyed by Theseus
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