The Myths Behind the Monster
According to the myths, the Minotaur was a mighty monster - part man,  part bull, who was kept in a labyrinth constructed by Daidalos (father  of Icarus) that was supposedly impossible to escape from. The creature  was sent ‘tributes’ in the form of young humans he would destroy and it  was believed that no mortal could slay him… But the hero Theseus  declared he would exchange places with one of the intended victims. He  smuggled a sword past the guards and took a ball of thread, given to him  by Ariadne. He tied one end to the door of the maze and prepared to  face the Minotaur… Of course, details of the story vary, but all agree  that Theseus managed to slay the creature and escaped the labyrinth by  following the twine.

The Myths Behind the Monster

According to the myths, the Minotaur was a mighty monster - part man, part bull, who was kept in a labyrinth constructed by Daidalos (father of Icarus) that was supposedly impossible to escape from. The creature was sent ‘tributes’ in the form of young humans he would destroy and it was believed that no mortal could slay him… But the hero Theseus declared he would exchange places with one of the intended victims. He smuggled a sword past the guards and took a ball of thread, given to him by Ariadne. He tied one end to the door of the maze and prepared to face the Minotaur… Of course, details of the story vary, but all agree that Theseus managed to slay the creature and escaped the labyrinth by following the twine.

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    WAIT. Did I just find someone else other than me who thinks the Minotaur is cute? :D :D :D (but yeah, it’s all sorts of...
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    Does anyone else think this Minotaur is really cute? :3
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    Was I the only one who knew that?
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    SO IT WAS A MINOTAUR! I WAS WONDERING WHAT THE FUCK IT WAS. (lol now i’m thinking of percy jackson. percy would’ve...
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    Daedalus, not Daidalos. This is one of my favorite myths and you had best get this shit right.
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