“Where shall I start?” asked Minotaur.
Ovid made an expansive gesture with both hands.
“Where else but the beginning of course.”
Minotaur nodded his huge head. “Yes,” he said. “Yes,” his eyes already glazing over with the weight of thousand year old memories.
And then he began.
So begins the story of Asterion, later known as Minotaur, the half bull creature of Greek legend.
Recorded by the famous Roman poet, Ovid, Asterion tells of his boyhood in Crete under the cruel hand of his stepfather Minos, his adventures with his friend, Theseus, and his growing love for the beautiful
And of course what really happened in the labyrinth.
This is the true story of the Minotaur.
phillip w. simpson
Phillip W. Simpson is an author of YA and children's books.