The Minotaur dwelt in the center of the original Labyrinth, and was slain by an Athenian prince, Theseus. Taurus, the Minotaur's descendant, views humans as dangerous in part because of this.
Real World History
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature that was part man and part bull (the result of an affair between Queen Pasiphae and a pure white bull which was intended to be sacrificed to Poseidon, the god of the sea). It dwelt at the centre of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. Every nine years, Minos would demand that young Athenians would be taken from their homes and locked in the Labyrinth, where the Minotaur would slaughter them (this was done out of revenge for the murder of his son). The historical site of Knossos is usually identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus.
"Minotaur" is Greek for "Bull of Minos." The bull was known in Crete as Asterion, a name shared with Minos' foster father.
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↑semibovumque virem; semivirumque bovem, according to Ovid, Ars Amatoria 2.24, one of the three lines that his friends would have deleted from his work, and one of the three that he, selecting independently, would preserve at all cost, in the apocryphal anecdote told by Albinovanus Pedo. (noted by J. S. Rusten, "Ovid, Empedocles and the Minotaur" The American Journal of Philology103.3 (Autumn 1982, pp. 332-333) p. 332.
↑Labyrinth patterns as painted or inscribed do not have dead ends like a maze; instead, a single path winds to the center, where, with a single turn, the alternate path leads out again.