Poseidon's Curse

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Amphitrite, queen of the seas, narrates the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. This is the second part of the second chapter in Theseus: Poseidon's Curse. Cast: Minos - king of Crete Pasiphae - queen of Crete; wife of Minos Cretan Bull - fire-breathing, white creature formed from the sea foam by Poseidon Poseidon - king of the seas; Minos' uncle Amphitrite - queen of the seas; narrator of our story Aphrodite - goddess of love and beauty

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  • Poseidon gave the bull to Minos so that he may sacrifice it, to show his heritage to and power with the gods.
  • But since the bull was so beautiful, Minos kept it as a pet and sacrificed a lesser bull instead.
  • My husband was not pleased by this action.
  • He called upon Aphrodite, the love goddess, for help punishing Minos.
  • In exchange for a night of passion with Poseidon, Aphrodite agreed to punish Minos, by making his wife Pasiphae lust for the bull.
  • Pasiphae was a powerful witch, who was known for plaguing Minos and his mistresses' lustful acts, attempted to make the bull love her, but to no avail.
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