The minotaur was a half-bull half-man born by a woman on a desert island who fell in love with a monster bull and married and gave birth to the minotaur. He was taken to Crete by some Cretian guy and put in the labyrinth and got new food every month (I mean food as in people). Then Theseus killed him BUT some archaeologists dug up Crete and found a maze with a great resemblance to the labyrinth. They also found a lot of paintings of bulls. Perhaps these suggest the minotaur was real?