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Child abandonment
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Published: August 20, 2009
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In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Ovid, "part man and part bull." It dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos, with over 1300 maze like compartments is identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus, the son of Aegeas.
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believe it or not I actually started this a week before the history channel started doing clash of the gods. I wanted to put together an illustration portfolio of ancient mythology and gods and whatnot. Kind of a cliche concept, but still fun
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MissWellert's avatar
MissWellert|Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it reminds me of a vignette by Zbigniew Herbert "The Story of Minotaur", where the Minotaur was a disabled child locked up in the maze that was meant to "teach him" something, it's really bittersweet and I love it. Your piece is stunning, his eyes are so sad...
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redrex96|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow That Poor Thing No Wonder He Became a Massifle Wraithfull Monster That Imperrer So Much Things.
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Mymummyspanksme|Professional Artist
relatable
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EmmetEarwax|Hobbyist Writer
Trouble was, the monster, spawn of an unnatural act, had no human feelings. A manEater. Theseus did the wirld a favor by terminating this freak of Chaos.
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Onisatsu18|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad :( I feel bad for him. Having to be all alone in that labyrinth.
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Mastuyama's avatar
Oooooh ! So sad !! :'(
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Odilicious's avatar
Odilicious|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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BlueMismar|Hobbyist Writer
:wow: someone made him white and not brown.  i'll admit i've wondered what sort of childhood he had, nice to see i'm not alone.
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Mathu-salem53's avatar

Can I publish your painting on my blog?. I find it splendid. I will add a link to your page, of course.

My blog: minotaure.centerblog.net/ 

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manfishinc|Professional General Artist
You have been featured:
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HAT3ME|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe Poor Minotaur! Also love the skin textures. What mediums did you use in creating this? What was your first layer/medium? Excuse the bombardment of questions..
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JRWenzel|Professional Digital Artist
It’s nice to see that I’m not alone in my feelings that Asterius was more a victim than a monster.

It’s a terrific piece!
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chordata1|Student Traditional Artist
mediums?
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daremetoidareyou|Hobbyist General Artist
i just stumbled upon this while investigating the Kubert school. There is a lot of emotional resonance in this piece of art and felt a need to tell the creator that I appreciate it.
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daremetoidareyou|Hobbyist General Artist
i just stumbled upon this while investigating the Kubert school. There is a lot of emotional resonance in this piece of art and felt a need to tell the creator that I appreciate it.
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sevenofeleven's avatar
Its amazing.

Looks great.
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Szpitalniak's avatar
To jest kurwa mega zajebiste. Jesteś mistrzem !
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MonaParvin's avatar
Beautiful :heart:
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WorryStoneKey's avatar
I've always felt sorry for him<3
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Morbido13|Professional General Artist
Fantastic !
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A-D-McGowan|Professional General Artist
brilliant work
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orpheus-samhain's avatar
Oh, that's haunting...
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I absolutely love this picture, the emotion layout and colors. I just wanted to say thanks because this picture inspired my term essay for my Child Development class on an analogy between Minotaur's story and the plight of children abandoned because of dissibilites.

Much love and thanks~
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DelythThomasArt|Professional Traditional Artist
Awww i did always feel sorry for the minataur being abandoned. I love the detail its gorgous.
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