Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios and Perseis, was the wife of Minos and the mother of Androgeos, Ariadne, and Phaedra. With the ploy of a wooden cow built by Daedalus, Pasiphaë had intercourse with a white bull, and the offspring was the Minotaurus.

Monsterous Mother

Wittingly-Willingly
Wanton Pasiphaë
Tempted a bull with a
Devious plan,
And the result was the
Teratological
Birth of the Minotaur,
Half bull and man.


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