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Which type: story or encyclopedia?
Minotaur, Greek Minotauros (“Minos’s Bull”), in Greek mythology, a
fabulous monster of Crete that had the body of a man and the head of
a bull. It was the offspring of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a snowwhite bull sent to Minos by the god Poseidon for sacrifice. Minos,
instead of sacrificing it, kept it alive; Poseidon as a punishment made
Pasiphae fall in love with it. Her child by the bull was shut up in the
Labyrinth created for Minos by Daedalus.
A son of Minos, Androgeos, was later killed by the Athenians; to
avenge his death, Minos demanded that seven Athenian youths and
seven maidens should be sent every ninth year (or, according to
another version, every year) to be devoured by the Minotaur. When
the third time of sacrifice came, the Athenian hero Theseus
volunteered to go, and, with the help of Ariadne, daughter of Minos
and Pasiphae, he killed the monster and ended the tribute. Theseus
escaped with Ariadne. A modern version of the tale is told in Mary
Renault’s novel The King Must Die (1958).
King Minos of Crete was a powerful man, feared by the rulers
of the lands around him. When he demanded goods or men
for his great armies, they felt they had to agree. When he
demanded they send tributes to honour him, they sent them
without question. It was the only way they could stop him
going to war with them. But his demands on Athens became
too much for them to bear.
King Minos had a great palace built for himself. Inside this
palace, Minos had built a giant maze, a Labyrinth, and, at the
centre of the maze, he kept a terrifying creature, - the
Minotaur. Now this was no ordinary animal; it was a monster,
half man and half bull.
It was powerful, and savage and it loved to eat the flesh of the
humans who had been shut into the labyrinth by King Minos.
They would wander through the maze, completely lost, until
at last they came face to face with the Minotaur. Not a great
way to die really.
So what are the ‘rules’?
Narrative
Story – chronological
Good beginning
Descriptive
More in depth info on background, setting etc
Longer length
Longer sentences
More punctuation – “”
Include text types
For pleasure
Encylopedia
Factual
Not descriptive
No speech
Advanced language
Has references
Immediately into info
For education
Older audience
Shorter sentences but longer paragraphs
Our ideas for today:
• The manticor
• A lion like looking creature with the ability to
adopt human stance and movements
• Aggressive and violent
• Lives in rocks and deep caves
• Protective and befriended the God Kerucles who
entered the caves to find his kidnapped daughter
• Manticor falls in love with her but she is fearful of
him
• Kerucles repays Manticor by leaving his daughter
with him. She becomes his servant and then
Queen
• In time they rule their Kingdom
Where has the writing met the ‘rules’ for this
type?
Our ideas for today:
• The manticor
• A lion like looking creature with the ability to
adopt human stance and movements
• Aggressive and violent
• Lives in rocks and deep caves
• Protective and befriended the God Kerucles who
entered the caves to find his kidnapped daughter
• Manticor falls in love with her but she is fearful of
him
• Kerucles repays Manticor by leaving his daughter
with him. She becomes his servant and then
Queen
• In time they rule their Kingdom
Where has the writing met the ‘rules’ for this
type?
HW:
Choose EITHER the encyclopedia entry or the
story
Apply the ‘rules’ fully and write up for your own
creature
Due Thursday 15th May