Minotaurs are a well-known race, having the head, horns shoulders, and feet of a bull or cow, a bovine tail, and the burly body of a human but much taller; averaging 7 feet upon full adulthood, shorter for females (not counting the horns of either genders). They are great warriors and skilled Rangers, Shamans, and mercenaries. They have some magickal talent but prefer stealth, strength, and power. They are sometimes employed as guards.
Minotaurs are a peaceful, tribal race, their clans consisting of warriors, hunters, and shamans. They worship the Earth Mother, and believe that Life is not given, it is borrowed, and that someday you have to give it back (Death).
While peaceful in nature, Minotaurs are not an enemy you want to make. They will fight back with every ounce of their strength. They are noble, proud, but remain ever humble, strongly sticking to their beliefs and traditions.
The first Minotaur was the Minotaur of the Labyrinth, which fed on human flesh as he had no other alternate food source. The Minotaur was originally human but his mother, the Ancient Greek Queen Pasiphae of Crete, had conceived him with another man (after being tricked by a love potion) – Her husband, King Minos, punished his wife by merging the poor boy with a bull calf using sorcery but realized too late his folly of creating a monster and hid the creature he dubbed the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, while fabricating the myth that the Greek Sea God, Poseidon, was to blame.
The Minotaur raped several human women (some whom survived their encounters with him) before he was slain by the hero Theseus. The surviving women he raped bore minotaur sons and daughters, continuing the race. Minotaurs average about three- to four hundred years of life and can go long periods without food.
Minotaurs can reproduce with each other and humans, as well as human-related beings.