Where Did the Minotaur Live?

Where Did the Minotaur Live?

The Minotaur lived in Crete, the Greek island at the center of Minoan civilization, according to mythology. Specifically, it lived in a labyrinth near the palace at Knossos. The minotaur was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man.

The Minotaur was a ferocious man-eater, and the labyrinth it lived in was built on order of its stepfather, Minos, the king of Crete. There, young men and women were sacrificed to the Minotaur on a regular basis. The hero Theseus volunteered to slay the monster and was helped in his task by the king's daughter Ariadne. She gave him a ball of thread to help him navigate his way out of the labyrinth.