Minotaur by givengraphics

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In Greek mythology, the Minotaur had the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull.

Before Minos became king he asked the Greek god Poseidon for a sign, to assure him that he, and not his brother, was to receive the throne. Poseidon agreed to send a white bull as a sign on the condition Minos sacrificed the bull to the god in return. Indeed, a bull of unmatched beauty came out of the sea. After seeing it King Minos found it so beautiful that he instead sacrificed another bull hoping that Poseidon would not notice. Poseidon was enraged when he realized what had been done and caused Minos’s wife, Pasiphaë, to be overcome with a fit of madness in which she conceived a passion for the bull. She tried to seduce the bull without success before requesting the help of Daedalus who constructed a hollow wooden cow covered with cowhide for Pasiphaë to hide in and allow the bull to mount her. As a result of this union Pasiphaë gave birth to the Minotaur. Pasiphaë nursed the Minotaur in his infancy, but he grew and became ferocious. Minos, after getting advice from the Oracle at Delphi, had Daedalus construct a gigantic labyrinth to hold the Minotaur. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus.


  • givengraphics
    givengraphicsover 7 years ago

    After only joining RedBubble two days ago I was surprised to see a sale was made so quickly. Although I do not know how to view who made the purchase, I would like to thank the person who bought a Minotaur t-shirt and I hope you enjoy. Thanks.

  • Kathleen Cameron
    Kathleen Cameronover 7 years ago

    THIS IS COOL, I have an interest in all this stuff, drop by my bubble if you are interested. Lots of greek myth inspired work…

  • sutherland
    sutherlandabout 7 years ago

    Great pose on on the minotaur!

  • Damian
    Damianabout 7 years ago

    Cool idea for shirt design!

  • terryking
    terrykingalmost 6 years ago

    This is a fab design, but the quality of the t-shirt is very basic

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