Tom Scocca
tom-scocca
Deputy executive editor, Special Projects Desk
12/19/17
12:46 PM
2

Just to confuse things even more, I had a children’s mythology book showing the minotaur with a human head and torso, with a bull’s horns and a bull’s body.

12/19/17
11:13 AM
1

I can’t say I prefer illustrator Steele Savage’s take, but I respect his desire to shake things up.

12/19/17
11:06 AM
1

Human body with as bull’s head. I don’t know about your human feet, but that sounds pretty unambiguous to me. :)

12/19/17
10:19 AM
3

With human feet, it isn’t a mythical creature, it’s just a dude wearing a bull mask. Gotta have the hooves.

12/19/17
9:56 AM
1

Looking at the vases from antiquity, its clear that the Greeks thought the minotaur had human feet:

12/19/17
9:24 AM
1

I know human feet is proper classically speaking, but I think the hooves look better/cooler.

12/19/17
9:21 AM
3

Human feet always looked too dumb on minotaurs to me. They look goofy and clumsy with toes, like bovine sasquatch or something.

12/19/17
8:43 AM
2

“So any combination of bull parts and human parts should theoretically work.”

12/19/17
12:59 AM
1

“a bull with the head of a man” dredges up memories of the Dog with the head of a man from ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’, which makes him much scarier...

12/18/17
10:23 PM
1

Gotta be feet. Bull on top. Human on bottom. Also they wouldn’t be cloven hooves as shown in the pic anyhow. They’d be bovine if anything.

12/18/17
9:56 PM
1

I was going to say hooves till I looked this up:

12/18/17
9:39 PM
3

Hooves. Human feet makes it look like a man with a bull head mask. Dumb.

12/18/17
7:18 PM
1

I’m not sure something bipedal can function on hooves? Seems like toes are required for good bipedal ambulating.