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PASIPHAE

Greek Magic Arts Goddess

Mother of the Minotaur

Daughter of Sun God HELIOS and PERSE, a slightly witchy ocean nymph.

She married King MINOS of Crete and then it all turns into a load of old bull, which involves POSEIDON getting her to mate with an underwater bull (the CRETAN-BULL) which afterwards went mad.

She gave birth to the MINOTAUR which was rather maddening for her, as it may have eaten her. She also apparently gave birth to ARIADNE, who fell in love with THESEUS and married DIONYSUS.

These are only the bare outlines, the story has almost as many twists and turns as the labyrinth itself and we seem to have lost the thread. We’ve certainly lost PASIPHAE so we can be reasonably sure she was swallowed.

PASIPHAE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : PASIPHAE
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity

In charge of : Sorcery and Witchcraft
God of : Sorcery

Father: HELIOS
Mother: PERSE

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index : 7103

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Article last updated on 25 August 2015 by Peter J Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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