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The Minotaur—whose real name was Asterion, meaning "the starry one"—was a man-eating monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull. How's that for an image? Well, hey it's not his fault. His mom, Queen Pasiphae of Crete, was cursed to fall in love with a magical bull sent from the sea by Poseidon. See, her husband, King Minos, offended the sea god, so he thought this would be the best way to get revenge (and he was kind of right—canoodling with a bull? ew). Born out of a very troubled relationship, Asterion was such a problem child that Minos (not his biological dad, mind you) ordered the genius Daedalus to build an inescapable Labyrinth to imprison the bull-boy. Nightmare! The Minotaur spent his life trapped in the Labyrinth, dining on whatever human sacrifices Minos decided to chuck in there at him, until the monster was finally slain by the Athenian hero Theseus. Sad end to a pretty sad life.
The Minotaur, Asterion
Ole Horny Head, Bull-Boy
Male—all bulls are male, after all.
Monster (not as glamorous as it sounds)
Being imprisoned in the Labyrinth and eating anybody who comes in. (That one just doesn't even sound glamorous.)
Labyrinthine Community College
The Cretan Bull and Queen Pasiphae. Not your typical couple.
I eat friends.
Theseus (yeah, he killed me)
I eat relationships.
"Everyone carries around his own monsters."
The House of Asterion by Jorge Luis Borges
[Disclaimer: These are all really creepy—not for the queasy!]
Bull fights (when the bull wins)
Bullfighting (or more like bullwinning)
Eat Humans, Not Cows!