What is a Minotaur?

The Minotaur is a creature from Greek legend. It is a hybrid of human and bull. It is a creature that in appearance has the body of a human male, but possesses the head of a bull. However some other descriptions described it as having the body of an ox and a humans head: so there is much more disagreement over how it looked than you may have thought. The Minotaur however has greatly increased strength: far more than a normal man. There has never been any skeletons of the Minotaur ever found, and is thought of as mythical. It should be noted however that Minotaur is not a name for a type of creature but a particular one: it is its name, although originally called Asterios it came to be called the Minotaur. The Minotaur was actually a type of punishment, not on the creature, but human stepfather.

There was a king called Minos. He claimed to rule by divine right, and that the Gods would send him whatever he prayed for. He prayed for a white bull which was sent by them. However he was supposed to sacrifice it to the Gods. But he liked the bull so much he sacrificed one of his own. The Gods punished him by making his Queen fall in love with the bull. She managed to find a way to have sex with the bull and she gave birth to the Minotaur. The woman who was a Queen apparently looked after the Minotaur child until it became impossible: it came to feed on humans for its survival. In the legend the creature was imprisoned in a labyrinth, and fed seven young men and seven girls as its food: at certain intervals. In many ways the story of the Minotaur has come full circle as it is now possible to produce human bovine hybrids; the true age of the Minotaur may be upon us. In many ways the Minotaur was an innocent party in the whole myth. It did terrible things but had no choice as it could not feed on anything else but humans.

Also it was not really human and simply had animalistic urges and there was no mention of human intellect. Its existence was a punishment onto a king for not sacrificing what he should, for the Gods. But to this end the Queen was hexed and so gave birth to a monster. The Minotaur itself was created and doomed to a terrible existence in a prison in the form of a labyrinth. The punishment the Gods metred out: punished others much more than the king. But the Gods as seen by the ancient Greeks were different to how many of us see God or Gods now. The ancient Greek Gods were not entirely good: they had good and bad in them. They could be cruel and vicious, but yet capable of greatness. They were seen as Godly versions of man. The Minotaur has been used portrayed in fiction: even having a horror film named after it.

At first it would seem that there are no sightings for the Minotaur: or any kind of bull headed human type creature. This is not necessarily correct. There has and still are many sightings of dog headed men. If you actually look at the sightings they look very much like a bull or cow headed human. Many sightings that are labelled dog headed men describe something which only looks approximately dog type headed, and could be many other things including bull or cow headed. There are so many of these sightings that in terms of popularity that they could comfortably be placed on the same level as other mysterious sightings such as UFO's. So what is a Minotaur? It is a particular creature that has human and bovine characteristics. However as the many sightings of dog head men: perhaps just as aptly described bull headed men: that have been see then maybe one day you will see one yourself.

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Written by: S Rob, an occult consultant, UK

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