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LP0064 - The Cretan Bull - Daedalus, Cephalus, & Megacles, from Tzetzes' Chiliades

LP0064 - The Cretan Bull - Daedalus, Cephalus, & Megacles, from Tzetzes' Chiliades

Legendary Passages #0064 - The Cretan Bull - Daedalus, Cephalus, & Megacles, from Tzetzes' Chiliades. Last time we covered the stories of sanctuaries in Thebes. This time we hear several tales concerning the Bull of Minos, the Dog of Cephalus, and the Olympics. The Bull of Crete ties into several myths. Not only was retrieving it the seventh labor of Heracles, but it also became the Marathon bull, and was the sire of the Minotaur. We also get more background on Daedalus, exiled from Athens for jealously slaying the son of his sister Perdix. Minos gave sanctuary to Daedalus, and with the slave Naucrate he had a son named Icarus. Daedalus helped Queen Pasiphae commit adultery with either a bull, or with General Taurus, causing the Minotaur to be born. For this, Daedalus and his son were imprisoned, and eventually escaped either by ship, or by flying. Icarus died, and was buried by Heracles on the island of Icaria. Daedalus fled to Sicily, but soon Minos followed him there. As King Mi

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