Discover the spectacular mythology of ancient Greece with this 2018 Legends and Myths five-dollar fine silver coin. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull.The Minotaur was the offspring of Cretan Queen Pasiphae and a majestic bull. Due to the Minotaur's monstrous form, King Minos ordered the craftsman, Daedalus, and his son, Icarus, to build a huge maze known as the Labyrinth to house the beast. The Minotaur remained in the Labyrinth receiving annual offerings of youths and maidens to eat. He was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.