GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CRETAN-BULL

Greek fabulous creature

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.

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CRETAN-BULL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CRETAN-BULL
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 13314
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Article last updated on 01 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Cretan-bull: Greek fabulous creature." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Jan. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.

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