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  • The Labyrinth was built to hold the Minotaur.
  • She is the minotaur of this long journey back—all those preparations for travel, the journey through Africa, the recent 7-hour train ride from Colombo to Jaffna, the sentries, the high walls of stone, and now this lazy courtesy of meals, tea, her best brandy in the evenings for my bad stomach—the minotaur who inhabits the place one had been years ago, who surprises one with conversations about the original circle of love.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Back in the old days, the king of Crete had ordered him to build a maze to contain the monstrous Minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Last summer, I fought the Minotaur on top of Half-Blood Hill.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • Like the Minotaur and the Hydra?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • I’d made my bunk bed that morning (well, sort of) and straightened the Minotaur horn on the wall, so I gave myself a four out of five.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • A Minotaur horn hung on the wall next to my pillow.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • As they sailed, Frank kept her spirits up by telling her silly jokes— Why did the Minotaur cross the road?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • —The Minotaur.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "The Minotaur," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • For an instant Langdon recalled the ancient myth of Daedelus, how the boy kept one hand on the wall as he moved through the Minotaur’s labyrinth, knowing he was guaranteed to find the end if he never broke contact with the wall.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Only the oldest of the old-timers had ever seen any of those fabulous broncs in action, but their names were as firmly embedded in the lore of the arena as are the centaurs and the Minotaur in Greek mythology.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Theseus, the hero-slayer of the Minotaur, entered Crete from without, as the symbol and arm of the rising civilization of the Greeks.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • An outlandish delegate sustained against both these views, with such heat as almost carried conviction, the theory of copulation between women and the males of brutes, his authority being his own avouchment in support of fables such as that of the Minotaur which the genius of the elegant Latin poet has handed down to us in the pages of his Metamorphoses.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Minotaur was giving the thumbs-up.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • "Come to see the Minotaur?" one of them asked.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Like Theseus in the Minotaur’s labyrinth, Max would leave a trail so he could retrace his steps.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • From the belly up they were described to me as much like the Minotaur; from there down they were splayfooted satyrs.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He didn’t belong in this multitude of monsters any more than the Minotaur belonged in Penn Station at rush hour.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • *rode The red statue of Mars with spear and targe* *shield So shineth in his white banner large That all the fieldes glitter up and down: And by his banner borne is his pennon Of gold full rich, in which there was y-beat* *stamped The Minotaur<8> which that he slew in Crete Thus rit this Duke, thus rit this conqueror And in his host of chivalry the flower, Till that he came to Thebes, and alight Fair in a field, there as he thought to fight.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Always needs more fueL Ever read the story about the labyrinth and the minotaur?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I hung the shield on its hook, next to the Minotaur horn, but it was painful to look at now.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • You mean the maze where they kept the Minotaur, back in the old days?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Then the king put them into the labyrinth, and the minotaur ate them up.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • There were miniature lions, pigs, dragons, hydras, even a teeny Minotaur in a little Minotaur diaper.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • You helped the Athenian kill my Minotaur, Daedalus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Grover offered to carry the Minotaur horn, but I held on to it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • There were miniature lions, pigs, dragons, hydras, even a teeny Minotaur in a little Minotaur diaper.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Therein the Minotaur was settled; and he was fed, thereafter, on groups of living youths and maidens, carried as tribute from the conquered nations within the Cretan domain.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I’d grown up hearing stories about him fighting the Minotaur and stuff, but I’d always pictured him as this huge, buff guy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • She glanced at the minotaur horn in my hands, then back at me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his Minotaur.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I imagined she was going to say, You killed a minotaur!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • You know"-he pointed to the horn in the shoe box-"that you have killed the Minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • One pointed to the minotaur horn I was carrying.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Just the Minotaur’s horn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Look, if the thing I fought really was the Minotaur, the same one in the stories 
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • If you weren’t like us, you couldn’t have survived the Minotaur, much less the ambrosia and nectar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Clarisse’s friends were all laughing, and I was trying to find the strength I’d used to fight the Minotaur, but it just wasn’t there.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Minotaur probably fell over laughing, he was so stupid looking.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Thankfully, nobody paid much attention to me as I walked over to my spot on the floor and plopped down with my minotaur horn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • My fingers curled around the Minotaur’s horn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He pointed across the valley, to the pine tree where I’d fought the minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Next to that, my victory over the Minotaur didn’t seem like much.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I managed to sidestep the first kid’s swing, but these guys were not as stupid the Minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The only thing I really excelled at was canoeing, and that wasn’t the kind of heroic skill people expected to see from the kid who had beaten the Minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The Minotaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • To fight the Minotaur!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Alas, where is the guide, that fond virgin, Ariadne, to supply the simple clue that will give us courage to face the Minotaur, and the means then to find our way to freedom when the monster has been met and slain?
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, fell in love with the handsome Theseus the moment she saw him disembark from the boat that had brought the pitiful group of Athenian youths and maidens for the Minotaur.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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