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.
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
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.