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In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (/ˈmnətɔːr, ˈmɪnətɔːr/ MY-nə-tor, MIN-ə-tor,[1] US: /ˈmɪnətɑːr, --/ MIN-ə-tar, -oh-;[2][3] Ancient Greek: Μινώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros]; in Latin as Minotaurus [miːnoːˈtau̯rʊs]) is a mythical creature portrayed during classical antiquity with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man[4](p 34) or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being "part man and part bull".[lower-alpha 1] He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction[lower-alpha 2] 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.

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Other namesAsterion
AbodeLabyrinth, Crete
Personal information
ParentsCretan Bull and Pasiphaë
SiblingsAcacallis, Ariadne, Androgeus, Glaucus, Deucalion, Phaedra, Xenodice and Catreus