Culture Tourism: The Minotaur of Crete moved Greece, Rome, art, literature, and myth

Culture Tourism: The Minotaur of Crete moved Greece, Rome, art, literature, and myth

The story keeps being passed down through the thousands of years
Perhaps no other mythical creature so terrified humans as did the Minotaur, the monster half-man, half-bull who was imprisoned in the labyrinth on the island of Crete by his stepfather, King Minos, trapping a creature who ate people supplied by Athens to appease him.

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The legend lives on and it seems curious in the digital age and with movies being taken over by superheroes and super-villains and unstoppable forces that no one’s made the Minotaur the centerpiece for a fantasy film.

The National Geographic recalled the power of the Minotaur and his effect on Greek and Roman culture and civilization and how he finally met his end when the Athenian hero Theseus came to Crete, entered the Labyrinth, and slew the beast, to the relief of all mankind of the time.