Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

PASIPHAE

Greek Magic Arts Goddess

Mother of the Minotaur

Daughter of Sun God Helios and Perseis, 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:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Sorcery and Witchcraft
Area of expertise: Sorcery

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Pasiphae Relationships

Father: Helios
Mother:

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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