Minotaur Executif!

I saw this sad-looking Minotaur (under Theseus, by Canova) in the V&A the other week, and was struck by his mostly-human form. I thought he might, like Medusa, seek a better reputation: having been abandoned by his own beastly progenitor (the bull), imprisoned immediately by a cruel stepfather in a maze-like prison (Minos), and forced to kill his only playmates, Asterion (yes, he had a name, the same name as his stepfather’s own stepfather) is now seeking legal representation for paternal abandonment and defamation, and that’s just the start. Looking sharp, Mr Asterion sir!

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