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According to the poet Antoninus Liberalis, things were pretty wild in the royal family in ancient Crete in 1500BC.

King Minos had married Pasiphae, the daughter of the sun god Helios. He did not, however, let marriage interfere with his dalliances with numerous mistresses.

A jealous Pasiphae responded by conceiving a hybrid child, the Minotaur, with the king’s favourite bull.

When this made no difference to

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