Minoan Labyrinth

The Minoan Labyrinth was built by Daedalus on the instruction of King Minos after the latter's wife gave birth to the Minotaur. The legend states that the labyrinth was a branching maze, with multiple paths & some ending in dead ends. The minotaur could not escape, and it is rumoured that it was killed after Theseus infiltrated the labyrinth and slew it. Theseus was able to get back out by using a ball of string to mark his path back to the surface.   Rumours abound that the minotaur was fed seven Athenian virgin girls & seven virgin boys as tribute every 7 to 9 years. Their remains still lie in the labyrinth. It is based at Knossos in Crete, and supposedly still there, hidden away. That and the Minotaur still survived. A legend is that the minotaur bred with the virgins sent in before eating them, and a few of the girls survived long enough to give birth to further Minotaurs that eventually worked their way out. This led to the rise of the species, in and around Crete and surrounding regions.
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