Minotaur – a monster maze

26 Sep

The wife of the Cretan king Minos produced the terrible monster called the Minotaur. so it entered the cave, called the Labyrinth. It consisted of a set of clever moves, so that no one got there could not find my way back.

Minotaur fed exclusively on human flesh, and the king Minos had to feed him to the living. Among the victims, destined monster, there were fourteen boys and girls, which annually brought from Athens to Crete as tribute, imposed on Athens after its defeat in the war. Once the son of the Athenian king Theseus volunteered to go to Crete, among other victims, to kill the monster and put an end to this cruel sacrifice.

When Theseus arrived in Crete. Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, fell in love with him and gave him a ball of thread to help her lover out of the dungeon.

Entering the Labyrinth. Theseus tied with one end of the thread at the entrance and gradually began to unwind the ball as it moves into the dungeon. Having met, finally, a hungry monster. Theseus fought with him and managed to overcome him. Then smatyvaya thread back to the ball, he got out of the maze and returned safely to Ariadne.

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