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The Minotaur was a monster in Greek mythology which was half-bull and half-man. He lived in a Labyrinth which was present underneath the court of King Minos in Crete. Poseidon had gifted Minos with a Cretan bull which was supposed to be sacrificed. But he kept the bull instead of sacrificing it which enraged Poseidon. He made Minos’ wife Pasiphae fall in love with the bull and Minotaur was their offspring. The newly born Minotaur would eat only humans and so Minos created a Labyrinth to keep the Minotaur as advised by the Oracle and sent human sacrifices as food for the creature. Theseus, the son of the king of Athens then slew the Minotaur with the help of the daughter of Minos who fell in love with him and aided him with a sword and length of rope. The rope was tied outside the maze so that it can be followed all the way out after slaying the beast.