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    The Minotaur

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    It is believed to have been slayed by the Athenian hero Theseus but that is another story to it’s own with that of Daedalus and Icarus. The subject for this conversation tonight is the "Minotaur" of Crete. Asterion the "minotaur" who shares the name of King Minos’s foster father. The term "Minotaur" actually translates into " Bull of Minos" so we can ssumidly understand where the great legend received it’s common name. Originally a mythic creature in the day and age it "dwelled" beneath

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    Theseus and the Minotaur

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    Theseus and the Minotaur Long‚ long ago‚ there was a king named Minos. This king lived on a remarkable island called Crete. King Minos had every single thing any king could ever want. Sometimes‚ King Minos would send his navy to the tiny village of Athens‚ which was across the sea. The king of Athens didn’t have a clue what to do. He was so desperate. He thought if he had some time‚ he too would build a strong navy‚ and send King Minos packing the next time he attacked. Then the king of Athens

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    The legend of King Minos and the Minotaur has helped develop many Minoan traditions and events throughout its culture. In the myth of King Minos‚ Minos was given a bull from the god Poseidon‚ which Minos kept instead of sacrificing due to its beauty. This has led the Minoan civilization to use bull heads and horns as symbols in various buildings‚ hallways‚ and palaces. This has made the bull a central theme in the Minoan civilization. This is also evident in the Minoan’s worship to bulls as the bull

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    The Story of Theseus and the Minotaur The story of the Minotaur started off when the god Zeus became interested with a princess named Europa. In order to get her‚ Zeus transformed himself into a magnificent bull and with it persuaded Europa to climb on his back. With Europa on his back‚ Zeus sped off to the island of Crete. After reaching the island‚ Zeus resumed in his manly form again. From Europa and Zeus their son Minos was born. When Minos was older‚ he became the King of Crete marrying

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    Capitol. The Hunger Games is reminiscent of the Greek myth‚ Theseus and the Minotaur. They both share the idea of a society supervised thoroughly by the government‚ and the idea of a method of rebelling against higher powers. Collins uses the literary device of allusion to reference her literary work of The Hunger Games to characters and themes found in Theseus and the Minotaur.  The Hunger Games and Theseus and the Minotaur both express the themes of sacrifice‚ oppression‚ government control‚ and

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    Stephen becomes vividly aware that he lives in a labyrinth that houses his personal “Minotaur” towards the end of the novel when he begins to dream about figures in a cave. “The labyrinth … in which the monster is confined may represent a cave” (Grant 341). In the realm of Stephen’s unconscious dream state‚ Stephen sees creatures with phosphorescent faces advance towards him from within a cave‚ but Stephen never states where he is viewing them from‚ indicating the possibly that Stephen dwells inside

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    Theseus and the Minotaur The idea of Theseus fighting the Minotaur was a popular neo-classical subject among sculptors. Although‚ Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875) finished his sculpture about 1850 that is in the late part of what is meant by neo-classicism‚ Barye’s modelling of the surfaces has a vibrancy and movement characteristic of the French romantic sculpture. Barye is well-known for his animal production and Theseus and the Minotaur is only one of a series produced by Barye from the early

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    Pan's Labyrinth

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    to in this world. “In Greek mythology Daedalus‚ an architect and inventor‚ designed the first labyrinth that imprisoned the Minotaur. This was a man-eating monster that was half man and half bull. King Minos had a daughter named Ariadne. She fell in love with Theseus. He was the son of King Aegus of Athens. Adriadne told Theseus that she would help him kill the Minotaur if he would marry her. Theseus agreed. To help Theseus get through the Labyrinth‚ Adriadne gave Theseus a magic ball of thread

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    Theseus

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    the sword Theseus had and then knew that that was his son. Theseus then went to Crete with the 13 others to try and defeat the minotaur in the labyrinth. He volunteered to go first and King Minos’ daughter‚ Ariadne‚ gave him a ball of thread to guide him through the maze and a dagger. When he arrived inside the labyrinth he made his way to the middle and blinded the minotaur with his torch and climbed on it and drove the dagger right into him. When he was going back to Athens he forgot to hoist the

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    Daedalus and Icarus

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    then ex iled to the island of Crete for his punishment. Minos called for Daedalus to build the labyrinth where a monsterc called‚ the minotaur was to be imprisoned. The minotaur was a mythological creature that was half man‚ half bull. Ariadne was the son of Minos. Daedalus told Ariadne the way to solve the labyrinth for Theseus to escape and slay the minotaur. Minos found out that Daedalus had told Ariadne and then he imprisoned him for life in the labyrinth. Daedalus came up with a plan to

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