The Minotaur (Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, Minotauros) was a half-man, half-bull creature in Greek mythology, frequently (but not always) depicted with the head of a bull on the body of a man. Its name is derived from its heritage as the "Bull of Minos".
In the legends, King Minos of Crete failed to sacrifice the promised white bull to Poseidon, and his wife Phasiphaë was cursed to fall in love with the bull. To aid the horny queen to seduce the bull, Daedalus crafted a hollow wooden cow for Pasiphaë to hide inside, so she could copulate with the white bull. She became pregnant, and gave birth to the monstrous minotaur. The monster devoured man after man for sustenance. Based on an advice from the oracle at Delphi, King Mino ordered Daedalus to construct a labyrinth at Knossos to hold the Minotaur.
As a result of the murder of Androgeus, Athens was compelled to keep sending people to be devoured by the Minotaur. In Crete, both Minos' daughters, Ariadne and Phaedra, fell in love with Theseus. The elder princess, Ariadne, then aided the hero in navigating the maze, usually with a ball of thread. After killing the Minotaur, Theseus fled Crete with the two princesses and his fellow Athenians. He abandoned Ariadne on the island of Naxos, where she would become a consort of Dionysus. As Theseus approached Athens, he neglected to put up a white sail, which was supposed to be a symbol of his success over the monster. When his father, King Aegeus, saw the black sail, he presumed his son was dead and committed suicide in grief.
In Granado Espada, Minotauros is a raid boss who has a chance of appearing in Castilla Temple (D9) at 9pm everyday. It does not usually appear more than once a week per channel, and always appear concurrently with the Sphinx. It has the ability to inflict [Stun] and [Armor Crash] statuses.