The Minotaur is one of the first epic creatures we meet in the history of humankind. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with bull's head and man's body. Roman poet Ovid described him as a "part man and part bull".
According to the legend the Minotaur was kept in the labyrinth. Every nine years, 14 young men and women were exacted as tribute from the Athenians. Whoever was get lost in the labyrinth became the Minotaur's prey, the exception being the Athenian king Theseus, who killed the beast. He was the only one who made it out of the labyrinth alive.