#92 – Minos

After seeing this comic my wife looked up the wikipedia entry for minotaur. All I remembered from when I was a kid was the minotaur was at the center of a labyrinth. Reading the wikipedia entry as an adult I see there are some details about the minotaur’s origin that were always glossed over.

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7 thoughts on “#92 – Minos”

  1. Nuurgle says:

    yeah, the sexy cow story is one of the extra weird/creepy ones (unlike the giant with one eye, the sirens and harpies, and the guy who rides across the sky in flaming chariot obviously)

  2. ZeoViolet says:

    Don’t let the kid play in the street or he’ll be Pavementar.

  3. kingklash says:

    Macrotaur, Minotaur, Microtaur, Nanotaur.

    Maxitaur?

  4. Dan says:

    Oh he’s so cute! ( the small one…)

  5. Wizard says:

    There was always one thing about the minotaur that confused me: Why does a monster that’s part cow crave human flesh? I mean, I could understand it if the guy had the head of a wolf or a tiger or something, but a bull? I guess a fierce, grass-devouring monster just wouldn’t make a very good story.

    1. ZeoViolet says:

      The Minotaur in mythology was a creature that was the offspring of a woman and a bull. Zeus punished her husband by giving the woman an unnatural infatuation with said bull and she built a fake cow and, um, er, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. The offspring was supposed to be a monster with a human body, bull head, and that ate flesh.

      The husband put that creature into the Labyrinth where he sent seven pure men and women from his enemies every seven years, all to be devoured–until Theseus went and killed it.

  6. Not says:

    I feel sad that no one else thinks of the minnowtaur, and the other fishtaurs.

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