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The Minotaur is a creature from Greek mythology. It has the head of a bull and the body of a man. It is said to be the child of Pasiphaë (the wife of King Minos) and the Cretan bull. After sending the Cretan bull to King Minos, Poseidon expected the king to sacrifice it in the god's honor. But instead, Minos kept the snow-white bull for its beauty. Poseidon became angry and cursed Pasiphaë so she would fall in love with the bull. As a result, the child of Pasiphaë and the bull became known as the Minotaur, half human and half beast. Once the Minotaur grew up and became uncontrollable, Minos got advice from the oracle at Delphi, and as a result he had the craftsman Daedalus build an enormous underground maze to hold the creature. Eventually the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur.

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