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CRETAN-BULL

A monstrous load of bull

Monstrous bull sent up to MINOS by POSEIDON. It was supposed to be sacrificed but ended up having a fling with PASIPHAE (Mrs MINOS) which resulted in the MINOTAUR and much havoc in Crete.

The Labors of Heracles
Episode 7: The Cretan Bull

Having dispatched the STYMPHALIAN-BIRDS with ease, our Hero sauntered into his next adventure with the utmost confidence. Although it belched flames, HERACLES simply grappled with the CRETAN-BULL and used its horns as handlebars. No problem.

He dragged it back to EURYSTHEUS, where it was supposed to be dedicated to HERA. But she still bore a grudge where HERACLES was concerned and set it free again. It stampeded off in every which direction, and THESEUS later recaptured it and dragged it back to Athens where it was sacrificed to ATHENA instead. Meanwhile, our Hero trudged off for more animal hassle.

Next Episode: The MARES-OF-DIOMEDES...

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Article last updated on 01 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CRETAN-BULL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CRETAN-BULL
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 507

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