Discussion in 'Medieval Boards' started by Mord, Nov 30, 2006.
did greek monsters like the minotaur really excist??
what do you think
Oh no...don't start this!Lol!
There are a bunch of people here in Greece supporting some theories that we come from an alien race from planet Sirios of Andromeda and they also say that all these mythical creatures where either some failed ancient alien projects or alien races or something like that.Wanna check it out?Go to yahoo or altavista and write "Epsilon Team"
no..they're just a common mythical creature
eh, i have to say no, but i can't just say no, so i voted maybe
In all honesty considering they never found proof of Minotaurs...say their bones or a graves and anything of that sort then my vote is no they didn't exist. Unless their is some mytical invisible island where they are in hiding then...nope. They do not exist in my book.
I think that something of a kind existed. Something must started those legends and myths. Same with vampires for example. Now not - a minotaur as it is in myth. Probably some deviated creature with which nature cruely played.
I'm with Taria. Something existed whether it was even faguely related to what it became in mithology is a completely different story.
In fact the minotaur is a symbol of the political situation in that part of the Mediteranean Basin in the Middle to the early Late Bronze Age period (ca. 2000-1550 BC.). In that period Crete enjoyed what is refered to as thalassocracy; they were the dominating economic and probably military power in the southern Aegean, situation proved by a "minoasation" of many of the islands in the region.
And if we take a look at the atributes of the minotaur, we notice that his main atributes were, in fact, minoan symbols. For example the bull was a sacred figure in the minoan culture; bulls were depicted on pottery, in palaces and temples (the famous "bull dancing" scenes). Also the labyrinth was a minoan symbol, depicted on palace walls and on artifacts.
So it seems that the bloodthirsty beast was nothing else than a metaphore use by envyous neighbours to represent Crete.
How's about Pegasus, any idea?
im not sure but minotaur i think excisted i mean people in that area of the world worshipped bulls and there may have been someone who worspipped them so much that it mated with it and created a freaky creature knowen as minotaur :S
You realise that's actually imposible . I don't think that any worshiper of Ganesh or Hanuman for example mates with elephants or monkeys
You guys are crazzzzy! Mwahahahaha....
Btw, I don't know about minotaur being a symbol of the political situation, but I know many politicians who resemble bulls (even swines...but that's not point here.)
The civilization were the Minoans, and they were kind of like 'pre-greeks.' Like Orcshaman said, they 'worshiped' the bull and had it depicted on lots of their art. The labrynth idea is thought to be from their palaces, which were almost like their own city- states. These palaces were built in a maze- like way to confuse intruders. Of these the most prominant was King (Minoa's? I forget) palace, which was the only one standing after it was taken over (I forget who by, this was from a history course i took a while back).
Anyways that about all I ahve to say..
It's always possible that they did, but they may not have been the creatures we interpret them to be today.
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