Legend of the Minotaur
Shocking discoveries on the Greek island of Crete could shed new light on the Minotaur - a ferocious half-man, half-bull monster.
The tale of the Minotaur is one of the most famous of all the Greek myths. This mutant half-man, half-bull monster was said to live inside a fiendish labyrinth on the island of Crete and devour its young victims. What is the real-world inspiration behind this fantastical story? Now evidence of human sacrifice and the skull of a huge extinct bull suggests that there may be more to this fable than we once thought. Could a clue to the rise of the Minotaur myth lie in the cataclysmic collapse of one of Europe’s oldest civilizations - the Minoans?