Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Minotaur - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster half man and half bull. He was the son of Pasifae (the queen of Crete) and a beautiful Toro (yes, a bull). To become King Minos of Crete had to demonstrate that she was capable to do any deed. In these circumstances Minos asked Poseidon, the god of the Sea, which would leave a beautiful bull of the ocean. Poseidon accepted, but with the promise that Toro will sacrificed when leaving. The bull came out of the sea, and, because of this he became king, but the bull was so beautiful that it could not sacrifice. As punishment, Poseidon did his wife, Pasifae was angry (notice to minors, the party is still a little too much). In her madness Pasifae could not repress her sexual temptations with the beautiful bull and ordered to build a cow Dedalus wood, where Pasifae got to be having sex with such animal. From this Minotaur was born.

The Minotaur is a monster with the head of bull and the human body. When he learned what had happened, Minos sent him to a vast labyrinth Dedalus there to enclose the Minotaur, which would be fed by maids. After some time Teseo, a Greek hero entered the labyrinth equipped with a sword and a tangle of yarn that gave by Ariadne, the daughter of Minos who by that time had already been in love with Teseo. Teseo killed the Minotaur and Ariane confessed that there was almost no resistance. This is because the Minotaur could not understand why he was afraid of the people, since he had never seen his face, and the Minotaur wanted to end his existence and Teseo "helped" him. In Final Fantasy Series Minotaur appear in Final Fantasy VIII as one of the Guardian Force. In this game he appear as Brothers which is Sacred and Minotaur, and their ability was Lovely brother with earth element technique.