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            The Minotaur was an evil and hateful monster that had the head and shoulders of a bull and the body of a man. It lived in the labyrinth designed by Daedalus. King Minos sacrificed young Athenians to the monster until it was finally killed by Theseus. After killing the monster he found his way out of the labyrinth using a magic ball of twine that had been given to him by King Minos' daughter,Ariadne. .
             The Minotaur was a creature with a head of a bull and a body of a human. This creature was born of Pasiphae, Minos' wife, and a white bull sent by Poseidon who was angry with Minos. Minos was so disgusted and embarrassed by his wife and the Minotaur that he ordered Daedalus to hide them. Daedalus built a maze called the Labyrinith where they were to live and never escape. One of Minotaur's half brothers ordered that seven youths and seven maidens from Athens be let into the maze every ninth year to try and kill the Minotaur. The Minotaur survived by capturing and eating these youngsters because they could not find their way out of the maze. .
             One clever young person that entered the Labyrinith was Theseus. Theseus was aided by one of Minos' daughters, Ariadne, who gave Theseus a magical ball of thread, made by Daedalus, to retrace his path once he found and killed the Minotaur. Theseus was successful in his attempt in killing the Minotaur and escaping the Labyrinith. .
             Minos asked Poseidon to give a sip to prove to the Cretans that he was favoured by the gods. The god agreed, on condition that the bull that he would cause to rise from the sea, would subsequently be offered to him as a sacrifice. However, the animal was so beautiful that Minos could not bring himself to destroy it in this way. Poseidon was furious and decided to take his revenge by making Queen Pasiphae fall passionately in love with the white bull. Longing to be united with the animal, the queen enlisted the help of the ingenious Athenian, Daedalus, who was at the court of Minos.

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