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Theseus: The Minotaur and the Labyrinth Minotaur

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The Minotaur, whose real name is Asterion, is probably one of the most well known of the many famous Greek beasties. This monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man is the biggest and baddest of Theseus's many foes. Back in the Heroic Age, a hero just wasn't a hero without a monster to slay. The Minotaur is part of a long list of slaughtered monsters. Medusa, the Hydra, the Nemean Lion and more all fell to one hero or another. In a way, Theseus owes everything to the Minotaur. Ultimately, what is a hero without the monster he or she slays?

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