The Minotaur is a tragic tale told by Ovid in one of his epic tales. Although short, the story is fascinating. Minos is the king of Crete and his wife is…
The Beginning: King Minos, Pasiphae, Poseidon, Daedalus and the white bull
Birth and Life of the Minotaur
Death and Legacy of the Minotaur: Killed by Theseus, who then was aided by Ariadne, daughter of Minos.
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Greek and Roman Gods Skinny Poster
Who was the king of the gods? Are there differences between Greek and Roman names? How are the gods related to each other? Those questions and more are explained in an entertaining way that will complement your mythology lessons. Features each god's symbol in the color associated with the god, and a short biography. ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated.
"Knossos" The palace of Minotaur In Greek mythology King Minos dwelt in a palace at Knossos. He had Daedalus construct a labyrinth (by some connected with the double-bladed axe or labrys) in which to retain his son the Minotaur. Daedalus also built a dancing floor for Queen Ariadne (Homer Iliad 18.590-2). The name "Knossos" was subsequently adopted by Arthur Evans because it seemed to fit the local archaeology. The identification has never been credibly questioned mainly because of that archaeol
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Greek Mythology - Minotaur: The Minotaur (whose real name was Asterion, ‘starry one’, giving a link to the constellation Taurus) was the child of Queen Pasiphaë, wife of King Minos of Crete and Poseidon’s Bull from the Sea, with whom (depending on the account) either Posiedon or Aphrodite had caused her to fall in love as a punishment. The inventor Daedalus helped Pasiphaë to make love with her bovine suitor, which is why Minos had him thrown into prison.