The History of the Minotaur from Cassone Paintings,16th century., 0.69 m x 1.82 m, Musée du Petit Palais Avignon

1) King Minos of Crete is assumed to sacrifice a white Bull sent by Poseidon. 2) Minos thinks that it is better to sacrifice another bull which is killed 3) sacrificed. 4, 5 ) The punishment : Poseidon caused Minos's wife Pasiphae to fell in love with the bull. The result was her son Minotaur.