Study Guide

Minotaur Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

Read the Minotaur's whole story—from creepy birth to tragic (or not-so-tragic) death—in book 8 of The Metamorphoses.

Inferno by Dante

Dante and Virgil run into the Minotaur in the seventh circle of Hell, home to some very violent souls. Asterion is not super psyched about their appearance.

Dec 20, 2019

"The House of Asterion" by Jorge Luis Borges

Want to hear Asterion's side of things? Here's your chance: he speaks in the first person in this short story. And he's not too happy.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

There's more than just one minotaur in the world of Narnia. (We were really set with just one, thank you very much.)

Dec 20, 1960

The Minotaur, Wild Beast of Crete

Check it out as the 1960s take on the story of the Minotaur.

Dec 20, 2019

Kaz the Minotaur by Richard A. Knaack

The Minotaur travels on horseback in this Dungeons and Dragons novel. Whoa, Asterion!

Dec 20, 2019

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy gives the Minotaur no mercy in this take on the story. Hey, he had it coming.


Dec 20, 2019


As creepy as you thought the Minotaur was, this movie has got you beat. The movie cover alone has given us nightmares.

Dec 20, 2019

God of War II

 Epic tale? Check. Novel? Check. Movie? Check. And now, he's made his way into the world of video games.

Dec 20, 2019


Sorry, Asterion. This one is a story about Theseus, but hey, it's in 3-D. We couldn't pass it by.

Dec 20, 2019

Wrath of the Titans

This flick might not be super accurate to the myth, but you know what they say: there's no such thing as bad press.

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