Symbol of internal conflict, power, and chaos.

The Minotaur comes from Greek mythology. He was the son of Pasiphae and a bull. Pasiphae was married to the King of Minos. The King made the god Poseidon angry, and the Poseidon turned Pasiphae into a bull. She had sexual relations with the King’s prized bull and got pregnant. The result of this union was the Minotaur. Minotaur had the body of a man and the head of a bull. King Minos did not want to look at the Minotaur so a great maze was built where the King kept the Minotaur. The Minotaur would be given maidens and youths occasionally to eat. He would hunt them down in the maze and eat them. The maidens and youths were all procured from Athens. Theseus of Athens killed the Minotaur with the help of one of Minos’s daughters.


The Minotaur was an outcast who lived alone in a maze that he could not escape. A maze can be neverending, with paths that come to a dead-end and paths that lead nowhere. Even though the Minotaur was born of Poseidon of the sea, he could not navigate his way out of the maze. People believed he was dangerous because that is what Minos told them to believe. The minotaur was made dangerous by Minos. Living in a neverending labyrinth with occasional food and no real human interaction will drive anyone mad. Because of this, the minotaur sometimes represents the chaos in life and our internal conflict.

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