Pasiphae and the Bull

Pasiphae and the Bull

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Amphitrite, queen of the seas, narrates the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. This is the third part of the second chapter in Theseus: Pasiphae and the Bull. 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 Amphitrite - queen of the seas; narrator of our story Daedalus - Athenian craftsman of Minos and Pasiphae; godson and student of Athena

Storyboard Text

  • Her powers would not work, but she know of someone's which could fuel her lust.
  • She called upon her craftsman, the Athenian Daedalus, whose skill were given to him by his godmother Athena.
  • Daedalus, though appalled by Pasiphae's request, made her a wooden cow to hide in.
  • Needless to say, the Cretan Bull was attracted to Pasiphae's cow costume.
  • And nine months later, thanks to the affair, Pasiphae bore a child with a human body and a bull's head and legs.
  • But Daedalus knew of a way to get rid of the creature without harming him,
  • Minos wished to dispose of his new stepson, but the gods would punish him for slaying a babe.
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