Seven story plots - Overcoming the monster

Challenge #33 in the Sevens series. Hosted by Dutch Newchurch.
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This is the first in the series: ‘Seven Story Plots’. Submit one or two creative and inspirational illustrations for a story about having to defeat an antagonistic force (perhaps evil) which threatens our hero or their homeland. Stories about Overcoming the Monster include: Dracula, The War of the Worlds, The Magnificent Seven, James Bond, Star Wars: A New Hope, Harry Potter, Shrek (The whole series of seven is here: )
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Overcoming the monster: the minotaur
by jeffpix
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The bull has been a symbol of power since ancient times. The Greek hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, a creature that was half-bull (tauros in Greek) and half man. To kill the Minotaur, Theseus had to navigate the labyrinth on the island of Crete, which he did with the help of Ariadne, the daughter of Minos. The Minotaur was the “unnatural” offspring of Pasiphaë, the wife of Minos, and a white bull. Under the spell of the god Poseidon, Pasiphaë had fallen in love with the bull and mated with it by climbing inside a wooden cow constructed by Daedalus. In the modern-day rodeo, bull riding is called the most dangerous 8 seconds in sports, because 8 seconds is the amount of time the rider is supposed to stay on the bull.
Submitted: Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 20:50 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 6th August, 2017
Focal length: 57 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 5000
Notes: SantaBarbara_Rodeo_BullRiding_ResizedSmall1600_1_P8060172
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