The Labyrinth of Anxiety

labyrinth minotaur painting

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monstrous combination of man and bull. The vicious creature resided in a twisting maze or labyrinthos, a gigantic palace comprised of clusters of rooms and corridors so complex and convoluted that having entered, no one was able to escape. The ghastly Minotaur was offered a regular sacrifice of youth and maidens to satisfy his cannibalistic hunger. Once thrown in, the victims would get lost, be unable to find the exit and eventually meet their demise.

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