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The "boxer rhyton", with scenes of boxing, wrestling and bull-leaping, found in Agia Triada. From the 15th century BC. Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete, Greece.
In Greek mythology, Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man. He was the son of the Queen of Crete, Pasiphae and a bull. The story goes: Minos, the King of Crete, prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of support to his rule. He was to kill the bull to show honor to Poseidon, but decided to keep it instead. To punish Minos, Aphrodite made Pasiphae fall deeply in love with the bull. Their offspring was Minotaur who devoured men for sustenance.