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Minotaur - Minotaur vs. Pasiphae

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Minotaur vs. Pasiphae

Case Description: Complainant (Minotaur) accuses defendant (Pasiphae) of abandonment. When King Minos offended Poseidon, the latter sent a bull from the sea and caused Pasiphae to fall in love with it. The result of this unfortunate love affair was the half-man half-bull Minotaur, who Pasiphae named Asterion. She was so horrified by her little tyke that she didn't fight it when Minos suggested locking the little Asterion in the Labyrinth.

Case Status: Case dismissed. Even as a child, the Minotaur had a bad habit of ramming people with his horns and then eating them. Really, locking him in the Labyrinth was the most humane thing to do.

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