In ancient Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a powerful creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man. According to the myth, it lived in a labyrinth on the island of Crete and was eventually killed by the hero Theseus. Here are some interesting facts about the Minotaur:
- The Minotaur was born to the Queen of Crete, Pasiphae, after she had an affair with a bull. King Minos, Pasiphae’s husband, was so ashamed of his wife’s infidelity that he ordered the construction of a labyrinth to hide the Minotaur away from the world.
- Every year, King Minos demanded that the city of Athens send seven young men and seven young women to Crete as a sacrifice to the Minotaur. Theseus, a hero from Athens, eventually volunteered to go and slay the creature.
- Theseus was aided in his quest by Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos. She gave him a ball of thread, which he used to navigate the labyrinth and find his way back out after killing the Minotaur.
- In some versions of the myth, the Minotaur was not a monster, but rather a symbol of King Minos’ power and authority. The labyrinth was seen as a representation of the complex and confusing world that King Minos ruled over.
- The Minotaur has been a popular figure in art and literature for centuries. Many artists have depicted the creature in various ways, from a monstrous beast to a more human-like figure with bull-like features.
This is a high quality miniature 3D printed by Speira Miniatures in Sweden.
You can paint it as any normal miniature, no need to wash it beforehand. It is delivered unpainted.
Usable for dioarama, wargaming or tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeon and Dragons, Warhammer, Pathfinder and so on. Also great as decor in your home if you order the large scales. We can always transform any model into a bust if you like, please contact us.
Due to the inherit nature of 3D printing the miniatures might contain imperfections and could require additional cleanup where the support have been; use sand paper or green putty for example. Print layers will sometimes be visable.
3D resin is brittle, even if we use a mixture than makes it more flexible. However it cannot be compared with the normal plastic that is used for example Warhammer, Marx or Conte miniatures. Handle the 3D prints with care, a fall can break them. Glue info here.