Before he became king, Minos was the god Poseidon requested a sign that he, not his brother, come to the throne. Poseidon agreed and sent a white bull, but on condition that he sacrifice his Minos. Beautiful bull emerged from the sea, but Minos was so beautiful that it is rather sacrificed another bull, thinking that Poseidon would not notice. Poseidon is angered that he did that Minos women Pasiphaë, madly falls in love with a bull, a wild bull is done.Phaedra Pasiphaë went to help her, and he devised that satisfy her passion. He made a wooden cow, and Pasiphaë entered into it and hid it, and he impregnated her. So she conceived and bore Pasiphaë half bull and half man - Minotaur. Pasiphaë he was raised in when he was a child, but as he grew, he became wilder. Delfian prophetess said Phaedra to build a labyrinth in which to hold the Minotaur. This is done, a labyrinth of Minos was below the palace at Knossos.
Androgeja, Minos's son, killed by the Athenians, jealous of his winning the Aegean`sgames, where he won every time. Another version of the myth says that it killed the bull of Crete in Marathon, theAegean command. To avenge his son's death, Minos went to war with Athens. Demanded that seven Athenian girls and boys (selected drawing straws) Minotaur sacrifice every nine years. When the third sacrifice bližilo, Theseus volunteered to kill the monster. He promised his father, the Aegean to set white sails if campaign is successful.Ariadne, Minos's daughter, fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth, giving him a ball of wool, which followed his own trail. Theseus killed the Minotaur magical sword that he gave Ariadne and let the rest of the Athenians maze. However, Theseus forgot to change the black to mourn the sails on the boat with the white, so his father Aegean that was crushed committed suicide. In fact, for days he watched the sea, and when he saw a black one, the grief is cast into the sea by the so-called Aegean Sea. Minos was angry that Theseus was able to escape and shut Deadalus and his son Icarus in the labyrinth or, according to some sources, the tower. They managed to escape so they made wings. But Icarus flew too high and the wax wings melted and he strovalio into the sea.