The Minotaur was an evil and hateful monster that had the head and shoulders of a bull and the body of a man. It lived in the labyrinth designed by Daedalus. King Minos sacrificed young Athenians to the monster until it was finally killed by Theseus. After killing the monster he found his way out of the labyrinth using a magic ball of twine that had been given to him by King Minos' daughter,Ariadne.

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