Should Minotaurs Have Hooves or Feet?

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature portrayed in Classical times with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being “part man and part bull”… But what about their feet?!?!?!




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Tony P. Henderson

Tony P. Henderson is a well traveled army brat who loves comedy and geek culture. After a stint in Los Angeles testing video games, performing comedy, and background acting Tony moved back to Georgia and hasn’t missed a Dragon Con since.

3 thoughts on “Should Minotaurs Have Hooves or Feet?

  • February 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    There’s only supposed to be one Minotaur in Greek myth. It was a punishment to King Minos (the mino part of the minotaur) who didn’t sacrifice his best cow to Poseidon. The punishment was, since he loved the cow so much, he will also lust after the cow, and then…..yeah….offspring happened. He then asked for Dedalus to make a disappointments room in the form of a labyrinth, which no one could escape. Then he through Dedalus and his son in there, so no one would know their way out.

    Then Dedalus gave the a spool of thread to Ariadne to give to Theseus, so he could go in and chop off his head.

    Sadly, the Minotaur is no more, and he was the last.

    The end. 🙂

    • February 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      To be honest, I never realized that since the minotaur appears in so many forms in different parts of fantasy. I’m sure the same is probably true of Medusa. So I totally get there is/was only one true Minotaur… but what kind of feet did he have. 🙂

  • February 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The minotaur was a singular creature being the “unnatural” love child of King Minos’s wife, Pasiphae, and the bull Minos was supposed to sacrifice to thank Poseidon for his support in attaining the kingship. The classical (Greek and Roman) depiction was of a man’s body with a bull’s head and tail. Given the Minotaur was meant as an “abomination” baby and not really a magical creature like the centaur or satyr, I would lean toward that classical depiction and so… human feet.


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