The Cretan Bull
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Amphitrite, queen of the seas, narrates the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
This is the fourth part of the second chapter in Theseus: The Cretan Bull.
Asterion/Minotaur - son of Pasiphae and the Cretan Bull; has the legs and head of a bull and a man's body.
Cretan Bull - fire-breathing, white creature formed from the sea foam by Poseidon; father of Asterion by Pasiphae
Amphitrite - queen of the seas; narrator of our story
Androgeos - son of Pasiphae and Minos; killed by the Cretan Bull
Herakles - son of Zeus; captured the Cretan Bull for his seventh labor
Daedalus had a large maze, called the Labyrinth, built to imprison the baby, whom Pasiphae named Asterion, within.
The Bull, understandably angry, went mad and rampaged through the streets of Crete, killing all in its way.
Until mighty Herakles came.
One day, Athens was hosting the Olympics, and the bull broke free from his imprisonment.
It was during the footrace, that the Bull ran into the streets of Athens, and trampling Androgeos, Minos' visiting son.
Instead of seeking comfort, Minos sought vengeance and declared war of Athens, unless...
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