Labyrinth, Daedalus and Minotaur
The apical and dramatic mythical facts took place in the palace of Knossos. Minos accepted in his marriage as a gift from god Poseidon a white bull and promised to sacrifice him to the god. He did not keep his promise though and Poseidon in order to punish him inspired Pasiphae to fall in love with the bull. At this point, the Athenian wise man Daedalus, exiled from his country, lived in the palace of Knossos. It became his responsibility to fulfill Pasiphae’s wish to make love with the bull. For this purpose he made a wooden model of a cow, within which Pasiphae was hidden enabling her union with the bull. From this godless union of Pasiphae and divine bull was born Minotaur, the bull-man, a monster cruel, which was a prisoner in Labyrinth, the mythical underground complicated building which was made by Daedalus. Minotaur though had another name too, Asterios or Asterion.
Dr Andonis Vasilakis