Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CRETAN BULL

Greek fabulous creature

A monstrous load of bull

A terrible bull monster 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...

Cretan Bull Facts and Figures

Name: Cretan Bull
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 958

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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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