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The Beast of Minos

The Beast of Minos

The Beast of Minos by TheGameArtCritic
The Beast of Minos by TheGameArtCritic


in Greek mythology, monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. It was the offspring of Pasiphaë, queen of Crete, and a snow-white bull the god Poseidon had sent to Pasiphaë's husband, King Minos. When Minos refused to sacrifice the beast, Poseidon made Pasiphaë fall in love with it. After she gave birth to the Minotaur, Minos ordered the architect and inventor Daedalus to build a labyrinth so intricate that escape from it without assistance would be impossible. Here the Minotaur was confined and fed with young human victims Minos forced Athens to send him as tribute. The Greek hero Theseus was determined to end the useless sacrifice and offered himself as one of the victims. When Theseus reached Crete (Kríti), Minos's daughter Ariadne fell in love with him. She helped him escape by giving him a ball of thread, which he fastened to the door of the maze and unwound as he made his way through it. When he came upon the sleeping Minotaur, he beat the monster to death and then led the other sacrificial youths and maidens to safety by following the thread back to the entrance.

General Info

General Info

Category Fantasy » Creatures
Date Submitted
Views 1513
Favorites... 4
Vote Score 6
Comments 63
Media Ink or markers
Time Taken 1 hour
Reference A random Superhero


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mechadragon13 on September 10, 2008, 11:41:23 AM

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mechadragon13Ryu: *is sitting nearby munching on popcorn* ah, how i love chaos ^^ *MUNCH*

Me: XP

TheGameArtCritic on September 10, 2008, 11:51:43 AM

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TheGameArtCriticShadow: YEAH, SONIC! SMASH 'EM UP!!!!

Sonic: shut UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!

Condemned: you like chaos too? WE'RE TWINS!!! XD

Eclipse: no. No you aren't.

Me: guess what???? I POSTED CONDEMNED'S STORY ON "CONTROL"!!!!!!!!!!!

mechadragon13 on September 10, 2008, 11:56:57 AM

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mechadragon13 on August 29, 2008, 11:41:47 AM

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mechadragon13O.O minotaur. WHOA. i haerd this story in mah world history class ^^ you did an amazing job on this, LOVE the crosshatching ^^

TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 2:48:08 PM

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mechadragon13 on September 2, 2008, 10:06:25 AM

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mechadragon13minotaurs are awesome ^^ and they're hybrids ^^

TheGameArtCritic on September 3, 2008, 8:41:17 AM

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TheGameArtCriticthey are ^^

I still think it's gross that a lady totally did it with a bull, though... :P

mechadragon13 on September 3, 2008, 9:31:12 AM

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mechadragon13well... she was forced to by this one other god, so it wasnt free will XD

TheGameArtCritic on September 3, 2008, 9:53:26 AM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: even still; it's a nasty image.... XP

mechadragon13 on September 4, 2008, 8:06:17 AM

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mechadragon13ewww!!! you got that into my head!!!!! EWWWWWW!! GAAH!! EWWW!!!

TheGameArtCritic on September 4, 2008, 8:31:25 AM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: eww ! Se tais-toi !

Eclipse: you speak french?

Me: i'm learning it ^^

Eclipse: ce doit être pourquoi je peux parler français également. Vous aviez poussé l'information dans ma tête.

Me: O.O *mouth drops open*

Rosette: when did he learn french????

Me: he said i was shoving information into his head by learning it.

Rosette: that's.... so.... AWESOME.....

mechadragon13 on September 4, 2008, 11:06:42 AM

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mechadragon13Me: ..........guau. esque todos estamos loooocos. hehe. nosotros artistas tenemos todo el poder, ah?

TheGameArtCritic on September 4, 2008, 1:29:08 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: oui ^^

Eclipse: Au moins j'obtiens de retirer les avantages.

Me: he said in these exact words: At least i get to reap the benifits.

Also, stop showing off.

Eclipse: no.

Rosette: French is awesome.

mechadragon13 on September 5, 2008, 10:26:44 AM

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mechadragon13Me: el español es mucho mas guillao. especialmente el español puertorriqueño. ^^

TheGameArtCritic on September 5, 2008, 11:28:42 AM

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TheGameArtCriticRosette: Spanish is ALSO awesome ^^

Me: i think they're both romance languages!

Eclipse: romanian origin.


mechadragon13 on September 5, 2008, 11:31:47 AM

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mechadragon13Me: LOL!!!! heheheh.....

TheGameArtCritic on September 5, 2008, 11:52:13 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: don't worry. I don't know much else. I never went to school because of what was going on when i was a kid. I don't even know how to read.

Rosette: *GASP* you DON'T???? COME WITH MEEEEEEEEEE!!!! *grabs Eclipse and runs off*

Eclipse: what are y- AAHHHHHHH!!!! *gets pulled away*

Me: heheheheheheh...

mechadragon13 on September 5, 2008, 12:32:52 PM

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mechadragon13Me: lol..... TO THE LIBRARY!!!! XD

TheGameArtCritic on September 5, 2008, 1:18:07 PM

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TheGameArtCritic*batman theme*

in teh Library...

me: *sneaks inside, and follows the couple*

Eclipse: why are we here?

Rosette: i think that sinse you're in desperate need of tutoring, i will teach you how to read!

Eclipse: O_O ................. wha..?

Rosette: sit. *points to a table*

Eclipse: er... m -

Rosette: SIT.

Eclipse: *quickly* yes ma'am! *sits down in the chair*

Me: *whispering* well... this is going to be fun... i already see the authority shining in Rosette's eyes...

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 2:54:06 AM

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mechadragon13Me: totally....... *grabs a pair of binoculars and a listening devie and hides behind a bookshelf*

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 3:03:08 AM

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TheGameArtCriticRosette and Eclipse: *begins their reading lesson*

*for 2 hours*

Me: nothings really happening except Eclipse struggling to understand something...

Rosette: *teaches Eclipse the importance of vowels*

Eclipse: *mutters swear words under his breath*

Rosette: *pointing to a blank piece of paper, and a pencil* spell 'cat'.

Eclipse: um..... *manages to spell it correctly*

Rosette: See? We ARE making progress!

Me: *holds in a giggle*

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 3:05:01 AM

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mechadragon13Me: pffft......... hehehehhhh...... this is highly entertaining ^^

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 3:19:31 AM

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TheGameArtCritic*a few more hours pass*

Eclipse: *is looking worn out and tired*

Rosette: *laughs* oh all right... we'll stop...

Eclipse: *sighs in relief*

Rosette: we'll just do the same thing again next week!

Eclipse: O_O

Me: daaaang.... Eclipse had BETTER learn that stuff.... heheheheh.... what was that.... five hours? That's a whole school day's worth of spelling lessons! Ouch!

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 4:59:49 AM

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mechadragon13Me; thats highly unfortunate XD *is trying to hold back a laugh attack*

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 6:52:19 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: *catches us talking* grrr....

Me: he caught us -

Librarian: SHUSH!!!

Eclipse: *walks up to me* Critic...

Me: yes?

Eclipse: you never saw this, correct?

Me: um... duh i saw th -

Eclipse: *eyes glow red* I SAID you never saw this - AM I RIGHT?

Librarian: SHUSH!!!

Me: uh... y-yeah. I never saw this!

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 7:58:39 AM

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mechadragon13Me: slinks away oh so quietly, and when im outside the library, i run like hell* YOUTUUUUUUBE!!!!!

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 8:01:57 AM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: *follows* WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT????

Eclipse: AND STAY OUT!!!

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 8:27:45 AM

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mechadragon13Me: *grabs critic and drags her back to HQ* im puttin' all of that on youtube >:D *sits at the computer and types insanely fast* upload vid... aaaaaand... DONE!! the highlights of clipsy's reading lesson is now on youtuuuube!!! XD

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 9:26:57 AM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *cough* heheh... yeah....

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 9:38:08 AM

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mechadragon13Me: O.O omg 100 views already??? eeeee.... get ready to face eclipse's wrath XD

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 9:53:22 AM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: heheheheh... I know... 'least he can't kill me!

Eclipse: *breaks down the door. He is steamed. He breathes heavily through bared teeth, fists tightened from rage* CRITIIIIIIIIIC!!!!!!!!

Me: ruh roh.

Rosette: *is behind him, looking annoyed*

Me: ohhh shoot.

mechadragon13 on September 6, 2008, 10:06:46 AM

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mechadragon13Me: whoa, hey, dont blame her, it was MY idea!! *is proud of herself* ^o^

TheGameArtCritic on September 6, 2008, 10:17:55 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: I'm going to kill you.

Me: now spell that.

Eclipse: w-what? Um... I.... M.... G....

Rosette: she's distracting you...

Eclipse: goddamnit!!

Me: now spell THAT!

Eclipse: *has me by the throat*

mechadragon13 on September 7, 2008, 6:22:14 AM

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mechadragon13Me: I SAID IT WAS MY FREAKING IDEA, DAMMIT!!! *pwns eclipse with teh wrench. or at least, tries*

TheGameArtCritic on September 7, 2008, 8:07:06 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: *catches it* yeah, i know. I just take my anger out on Critic.


Eclipse: yw ^^

Me: -_-

mechadragon13 on September 7, 2008, 10:32:16 AM

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mechadragon13Me: pfft. thats not very nice... *falls of the edge*

TheGameArtCritic on September 7, 2008, 1:23:40 PM

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TheGameArtCriticMe: wimp. It's not THAT skinny.............. yet.

Eclipse: i killed Inderretta!

Me:...... yeah. *backs away*

Eclipse: i feel guilty! :D

mechadragon13 on September 8, 2008, 11:09:14 AM

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mechadragon13Me: *climbs back up the edge* and that makes you... happy?

TheGameArtCritic on September 8, 2008, 11:16:02 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: well... no.

Sonic: have you been stealing my happy pills?

Eclipse: naw. Must've been someone else.

Shadow: *in the distance* WHEEEEEEEEE!!!! Come on, Sonic! Step it up!

Me: *eyetwitch*

mechadragon13 on September 9, 2008, 6:25:47 AM

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mechadragon13Me: LOL shad stole the happy pills XDDDDDD

TheGameArtCritic on September 9, 2008, 9:36:51 AM

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TheGameArtCriticShadow: *to Sonic* YOU'RE TOO SLOW!!!

Sonic: COME BACK HERE!!! *chases after him*

Eclipse: :O

mechadragon13 on September 10, 2008, 10:59:43 AM

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mechadragon13Me: pfft..... HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! *falls off the edge*

TheGameArtCritic on September 10, 2008, 11:35:07 AM

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TheGameArtCritic*Sonic pummles Shadow*

*Shadow pummles Sonic*

Chaos: *ensues*

Eclipse: *facepalm*

TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 9:17:00 AM

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TheGameArtCriticSpiralDemon. I can't respond to you. You must have blocked me....

SpiralDemon on September 1, 2008, 2:04:28 AM

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mechadragon13 on September 2, 2008, 10:06:00 AM

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mechadragon13^^ you're welcome ^^

TheGameArtCritic on September 3, 2008, 9:29:27 AM

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K0 on September 1, 2008, 6:34:11 AM

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K0wow cool this is my type of art

TheGameArtCritic on September 1, 2008, 7:53:15 AM

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357 on August 29, 2008, 11:18:29 PM

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357Cool, I like the shading. :D

TheGameArtCritic on August 30, 2008, 5:15:16 AM

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TheGameArtCriticthanks :D

ShadzGirl on August 30, 2008, 1:14:38 AM

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ShadzGirlBig,scary,and from a Greek legend^-^Just some of my favorite things.Favs!

TheGameArtCritic on August 30, 2008, 5:15:02 AM

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Falconlobo on August 29, 2008, 11:04:02 AM

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Falconlobowicked awesome

ShadowsGirlfriend1_0 on August 29, 2008, 10:00:07 AM

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ShadowsGirlfriend1_0IT ISH MAGNIFICENT!!!
The anatomy is better than anything I've seen in non-photoshop stuff, and the crosshatching was a excellent idea here! You are also very good with ink/markers/whatever-the hell-you're-using :) Pens hate me, so I am impressed by this piece 8D
The background story is cool too. Greek mythology is always so epic and fantasy-like, I love it X3

TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 10:05:15 AM

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TheGameArtCriticTHANK CHU ^^

I still have a lot to work on with crosshatching though -_-;

Eclipse: BIG COW!!!

Minotaur: SNORTROAR!!!

Eclipse: O_O

ShadowsGirlfriend1_0 on August 29, 2008, 10:17:58 AM

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ShadowsGirlfriend1_0Well, you've made a great effort so far. Just try not to scribble it in, unless the scribble look is what you're aiming for :)


TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 10:42:08 AM

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TheGameArtCriticEclipse: *shoop da whoop'd*

FeralFatale1207 on August 29, 2008, 8:44:16 AM

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The Minotaur!!

Awesome work!!
Really like the details.

TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 9:02:19 AM

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Zukoinferno on August 29, 2008, 8:52:08 AM

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ZukoinfernoMINOTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORR!!!!!!! finally you post it! great job again!

angie: *looks like she's gonna glomp, but stops abruptly*
vamp: *shudder* it looks like my uncle

TheGameArtCritic on August 29, 2008, 9:02:06 AM

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that should be the name of a band. Or a wrestler. Lol

Thanks for the comment!

Minotaur: *snort*