The Minotaur Story
Deceit, Brutality, Ingenuity, Bravery

Poseidon, god of the sea, gave Minos, King of Crete, a white bull to sacrifice. Minos disobeyed and kept the bull alive. In revenge, Poseidon made Queen Pasiphae fall in love with the bull. The union produced the Minotaur, a brute who was half-bull, half-man. Daedalus built a labyrinth to hold the Minotaur. When he escaped, Daedalus and his son, Icarus, were imprisoned. Daedalus built wings of wax, and warned his son not to fly too close to the sun. Icarus disobeyed. Ariadne, Minos' daughter, helped kill the Minotaur - and was banished to the island of Naxos.

The Minotaur Story
Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
King Minos
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32" x 26"
Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
The Great White Bull & Queen Pasiphae
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34" x 23"

Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut, mixed media
Minotaur in the Labyrinth
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48" x 32"
Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> lithograph
Icarus Twisting & Turning
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22" x 32"

Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
Icarus Falling
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22" x 32"
Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
Icarus & the Giant Wave
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36" x 24"

Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
Ariadne & Bacchus
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34" x 23"
Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i>


Donald Axleroad <i>The Minotaur Story</i> woodcut
Daedalus: Architect of the Labyrinth
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19" x 15"
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