The creatures of the forest gave the Traveling Minotaur a torrential welcome. The Minotaur ran, soon running out of breath. He had never thought that they would treat him so roughly. The minute he had entered the wood, they had screamed and swooped down upon him... He wondered if he had done something that had horribly offended them, but nothing came to mind. Swinging his sword, he searched for a way out of the forest.
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (/ˈmaɪnətɔː /ˈmɪnəˌtɔr/ Ancient Greek: Μῑνώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros], Latin: Minotaurus, Etruscan Θevrumineś), was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.