Minotaur Hero's Journey

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The Minotaur, a menacing creature with the soul of a devil. “The creature is believed to have the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man.’’The bull has two razor-sharp horns that he often used to kill his enemies. An axe is found on his hands sometimes for he can demolish anything that is on his path. The figure stands tall with over-sized masculine arms with short hair on his head and horns. This evil creature was created when Minos, ruler of Crete, prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull. In order to respect Poseidon, Minos was to kill the bull immediately, but instead he kept it because the snow-white bull was alluring. To punish Minos, Poseidon forced Pasiphae, Minos’ wife, to fall in love deeply with the bull. When Pasiphae mated with the white bull, a monster was conceived.…show more content…
The maze was designed by a great engineer named Daedalus. The labyrinth was a dark and quiet maze located near Minos’ palace in Knossos. Minos’ plan was to trap his stepson in the labyrinth forever, but send seven men and women tributes in there annually as his meal. One day a brave soldier in the name of Theseus volunteered as a sacrifice, so he could slay the Minotaur and prove it to his father, Aegeus. In Crete, Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, fell in love with Theseus and helped him plan to escape from the labyrinth. Ariadne’s plan was to give Theseus a ball of thread which would allow him to retrace his path after he kills the Minotaur. Theseus walked in the maze with his father’s golden-hilted sword that he yanked out of a rock. Theseus walks straight into the heart of the labyrinth with confidence to find a sleeping Minotaur. The beast aroused, then a tremendous fight occurred. Theseus waits for the bull to attack him first, then with all his might, he jumps and stabs the beast in his

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