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The Minotaur was a hybrid beast created by the Isu as part of the Olympos Project. A large creature possessing the body of a man and the head and fur of a bull, the Minotaur was powered by an Atlantis artifact capable of transmuting the wielder into the beast.

The beast was kept within a great labyrinth beneath the Knossos Palace in Messara on the Greek island of Krete.

History

Legend of the Minotaur's existence long outlasted its creators, and by the 5th century BCE, the Greek mythology held that it had been born from the union of the Kretan Bull and Pasiphaë. An iteration of the beast had been slain by the Greek hero Theseus.[1]

By the time of the Peloponnesian War, the myth of the creature had spellbound the people of Pephka, and they had turned the city of Lato into a shrine to the beast, erecting statues of it and even emblazoning their banners with its visage.[1] One of the many entrepreneurs in the region seeking to take advantage of the myth's popularity was Leiandros, who lured glory-hungry champions to the Cave of the Brave to face the 'Minotaur', who in fact was Leiandros himself, wearing a mask.[2]

Around the same time the Spartan misthios Kassandra hunted down and defeated another iteration of the creature in her quest to retrieve the artifact that seemingly gave the creature life. After defeating the Minotaur and claiming its prize, the transformation was undone, leaving behind a desiccated corpse.[3]

Personality and traits

The Minotaur displayed massive amounts of mindless rage and anger, being unable to differentiate friend from foe. Basically it had a behavior almost similar to that of a bull, following an animal routine.

Equipment and Abilities

The Minotaur was a timeless beast who outlived his creators. The creature displayed superhuman strength, muscle mass, mobility and durability. The beast furthermore had a large bull head with incredibly powerful bull horns and wielded a large battle axe.

Trivia

  • The tapestry depicting Theseus and Minotaur in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is based on a painting on a stamnos from the 5th century BCE.
  • Being a child of Pasiphaë, a queen of Krete and the wife of king Minos, the Minotaur is regarded as half-brother of the princesses Ariadne and Phaidra in Greek mythology.

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Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyMinotour De Force
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyOf Minotaurs and Men

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