The creature resided in the twisting maze of the labyrinth, where he was offfered a regular sacrifice of youths and maids to satisfy his cannibalistic hunger. He was eventually destroyed by the hero Theseus.
The Minotauros' proper name Asterion, "the starry one," suggests he was associated with the constellation Tauros.
|Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France|
Adjacent images depict Heracles and the Nemean lion (see other image), and Theseus fighting Prokrustes. Heracles wrestles the Nemean lion, grasping it by the neck and strangling the beast.