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11th Dec '17 12:52:46 PM DustSnitch
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* An Italian popular fable features a talking, savant (and possibly magical) Ox who helps the protagonist and eventually helps him [[BadAssGrandpa subdue a younger fierce bull]].

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* An Italian popular fable features a talking, savant (and possibly magical) Ox who helps the protagonist and eventually helps him [[BadAssGrandpa subdue a younger fierce bull]].bull.
6th Dec '17 6:31:38 PM Theriocephalus
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** One of the setting's most commonly featured gods outside of the Celestial Incarnae is Ahlat, the god of war and cattle and patron of the kingdom of Harborhead. His favored form is that of a towering, dark-skinned human with the head and lower legs of an aurochs.

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** One of the setting's most commonly featured secondary gods outside of the Celestial Incarnae is Ahlat, the god of war and cattle and patron of the kingdom of Harborhead. His favored form is that of a towering, dark-skinned human with the head and lower legs of an aurochs.
6th Dec '17 6:20:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the Minotaur is guards the entrance to {{Hell}}'s Circle for the Violent. He is depicted as wrathful and savage enough to attack himself upon seeing someone trespass on his domain.

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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the Minotaur is guards the entrance to {{Hell}}'s Circle for the Violent. He is depicted as wrathful and savage enough to attack himself upon seeing someone trespass on his domain.
27th Nov '17 10:33:57 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the Minotaur is guards the entrance to {{Hell}}'s Circle for the Violent. He is depicted as wrathful and savage enough to attack himself upon seeing someone trespass on his domain.
23rd Nov '17 10:00:32 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Vix-Lei, being a minotaur, and the rest of her family when they appear late in the story and its sequel.
22nd Nov '17 10:23:11 AM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' had two Decepticon characters in G1 that turned into mechanical bulls: Tantrum, one of the Predacons (who is unusual compared to other examples of this trope in that he's noted to be on the physically weak side) and [[PunnyName Horri-Bull]] who [[InformedSpecies really looks]] more like a [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Terror Dog]] than an actual bovine.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' had two Decepticon characters in G1 that turned into mechanical bulls: Tantrum, [[HairTriggerTemper Tantrum]], one of the Predacons (who is unusual compared to other examples of this trope in that he's noted to be on the physically weak side) and [[PunnyName Horri-Bull]] who [[InformedSpecies really looks]] more like a [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Terror Dog]] than an actual bovine.
21st Nov '17 10:18:08 PM Theriocephalus
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* Taurus, of the New Olympians on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.

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* Everyone in Wild West ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa''.
* The bouncer from the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short "Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot."

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* %%* Everyone in Wild West ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa''.
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The bouncer from the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short "Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot.""%%ZCE



* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" introduces minotaurs to the mythology of Equestria, in the form of a motivational speaker named Iron Will. Left unexplained is how he's a minotaur instead of a bipedal bull [[FridgeLogic in a world with cows but no humans]].
* Scrooge takes a magic harp from an ancient temple in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' causing the treasure's guardian (a giant stone minotaur) to come to Duckburg looking for it. Interestingly, since this is a {{Funny Animal}}s world where the human species doesn't exist, when the chief of police is describing the monster to Scrooge, he says, "They say it's as big as an office building, like a living stone statue with the head of a bull and the body of a... a..." before the monster itself appears and cuts him off.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Dipper vs. Manliness" features the ''Man''otaurs, who are half [[TestosteronePoisoning MAN]] and half...er, taur. They help teach [[KidHero Dipper]] to be more manly.
* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy "You know what I am back at the ranch? I'm a breeding bull."]] After throwing off Peter in a rodeo, the bull immediately rapes him. The bull invites Peter to visit his house on the cape, and makes it clear that Peter had better call in advance to give the bull time to tidy up and bring a blazer so they go to a wider range of restaurants.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down" Down]]" introduces minotaurs to the mythology of Equestria, in the form of a motivational speaker named Iron Will. Left unexplained Like most other part-human MixAndMatchCritters, his design is how adjusted to fit in with the fact that there are no humans in the setting -- he's a minotaur entirely bull from the waist down, with two bovine legs instead of a bipedal bull [[FridgeLogic in a world with cows human lower half -- but no humans]].
his clearly human torso and arms are still quite jarring.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E42RaidersOfTheLostHarp Raiders of the Lost Harp]]", Scrooge takes a magic harp from an ancient temple in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales,'' causing the treasure's guardian (a guardian, a giant stone minotaur) minotaur, to come to Duckburg looking for it. Interestingly, since this is a {{Funny Animal}}s world where the human species doesn't exist, when the chief of police is describing the monster to Scrooge, he says, "They say it's as big as an office building, like a living stone statue with the head of a bull and the body of a... a..." before the monster itself appears and cuts him off.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Dipper vs. Manliness" features the ''Man''otaurs, who are half [[TestosteronePoisoning MAN]] and half... er, taur. They help teach [[KidHero Dipper]] to be more manly.
* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy %%* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': "You know what I am back at the ranch? I'm a breeding bull."]] " After throwing off Peter in a rodeo, the bull immediately rapes him. The bull invites Peter to visit his house on the cape, and makes it clear that Peter had better call in advance to give the bull time to tidy up and bring a blazer so they go to a wider range of restaurants. %%How is this an example?



21st Nov '17 8:01:26 AM Theriocephalus
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[[OlderThanTheyThink This trope goes all the way back to]] the Gud-alim of Myth/MesopotamianMythology, so it's OlderThanDirt. The [[OlderThanFeudalism later myth]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology of the Minotaur]] has directly inspired about 99% of all examples below.

See also EverythingsBetterWithCows, HornAttack, and BullfightBoss. Not to be confused with a figurative [[BlatantLies load of BS]] or TheLoad.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink This trope goes all the way back to]] the Gud-alim of Myth/MesopotamianMythology, so it's OlderThanDirt. The [[OlderThanFeudalism later myth]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth of the Minotaur]] man-eating Minotaur]], specifically, was the TropeMaker in western culture, and has directly or indirectly inspired about 99% most of all the examples below.

below. An interesting note is that the classical Minotaur of Greek, Etruscan and Roman myth, [[AKindOfOne besides being an unique figure instead of a whole species of beings]], was also depicted as an otherwise normal human with the head of a bull. The concept of depicting minotaurs as having bovine hooves instead of human legs and feet is something that developed (or at least became prevalent) in relatively recent fiction.

See also EverythingsBetterWithCows, HornAttack, HornAttack and BullfightBoss. Not to be confused with a figurative [[BlatantLies load of BS]] or TheLoad.
18th Nov '17 4:19:20 AM Theriocephalus
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* FanFic/TheRainsverse features Iron Will, the head of Baroness Dazzle's guard. Adagio notes that there is an astounding amount of misinformation about the minotaurs, painting them as everything from tattooed barbarians that drank the blood of ponies under the dark boughs of forests, to some highly advanced magical super nation. In actuality, the Minoan City States are simply an small island chain in the eastern sea and used to be a satrap state of old Equestria.
** The setting also features the caprataurs, the minotaurs' goat-headed cousins. These actually are barbarians and demon-worshippers, and are one of the main inhabitants of the Everfree Forest.

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* FanFic/TheRainsverse features ''FanFic/TheRainsverse'':
** The canon character
Iron Will, Will the minotaur appears the head of Baroness Dazzle's guard. Adagio notes that there is an astounding amount of misinformation about the minotaurs, painting them as everything from tattooed barbarians that drank drink the blood of ponies under the dark boughs of forests, forests to some highly advanced magical super nation. In actuality, the Minoan City States are simply an a small island chain in the eastern sea and used to be a satrap state of old Equestria.
** The setting also features the caprataurs, the minotaurs' goat-headed cousins. These actually are ''are'' barbarians and demon-worshippers, and are one of the main inhabitants of the Everfree Forest.
17th Nov '17 3:25:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': One of the signature Lunar Exalted is Strength of Many. Since his Spirit Totem is a bull, his war form greatly resembles a minotaur. His [[GlamourFailure Tell]] is having the hooves of a bull for feet.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'':
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One of the signature Lunar Exalted is Strength of Many. Since his Spirit Totem is a bull, his war form greatly resembles a minotaur. His [[GlamourFailure Tell]] is having the hooves of a bull for feet.feet.
** One of the setting's most commonly featured gods outside of the Celestial Incarnae is Ahlat, the god of war and cattle and patron of the kingdom of Harborhead. His favored form is that of a towering, dark-skinned human with the head and lower legs of an aurochs.
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