The Cretan Bull

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. Cast: 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

Storyboard Text

  • 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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