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Minotaur bust, (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)

The Minotaur (Greek: Μινώταυρος) is a creature in Greek mythology. He is shown as half-bull, half-man, normally with the head of a bull and body of a man. He lived at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth (maze). The Labyrinth was built for King Minos by Daedalus. The Minotaur was killed by Theseus. The term minotaur now refers to a race of bull-headed creatures created for the modern fantasy fiction genre.

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