Minotaur Bust - 5.7 Inches Tall - Made in Greece

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by the Roman poet Ovid, “part man and part bull.” He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction d

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This altar statue was imported from Greece and created by Greek artists in honor of the Old Gods.

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by the Roman poet Ovid, “part man and part bull.” He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

The term Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως (Minos) and the noun ταύρος “bull,” translated as “(the) Bull of Minos.” In Crete, the Minotaur was known by its proper name, Asterion, a name shared with Minos’ foster-father.