Pablo Picasso. Blind Minotaur guided by a young girl at night. 1934.
Half bull, half man, the Minotaur was the most fearsome monster of ancient times. 
Its horns were sharp as knives, its great hooves could kick the life out the strongest 
of heroes, and its food was human flesh. The Minotaur lived in the labyrinth, a great 
maze of winding passages on the island of Crete. Each year seven youths and seven 
maidens were sent from Greece as food for the beast. He was eventually killed 
by Theseus.
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