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  • Asterion is brought to England, to a Queen, and from that moment, knowing the legends of minotaurs, we (as readers) expect the story to go in one of two directions.

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  • This is not a beast, but a thinking creature which honors his commitments though Asterion cannot speak.

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  • Straightway came Asterion, whom Cometes begat by the waters of eddying

    The Argonautica

  • Then in this condition he made her live with Asterion the king of the Cretans.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The later Greek form of it was Asterios or Asterion.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • In the earlier thought of Crete, her deified kings bore the same name, Asterion or Asterios e.g.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • And I, who stood on the Rock of Athens and broke the northern hordes; who cleansed the Isthmus, and changed the customs of Eleusis; who killed Asterion Minotaur in the throne room of the Labyrinth, and carried the bounds of Attica as far as the Isle of Pelops: I will not sit down in the house of my fathers to hear young children say, "Was that Theseus once?"

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Remembering the wrecked stands by the dancing-floor, I thought it ten to one Asterion was dead; I was angry at all this hindrance, thinking only how to get my people away.

    The King Must Die

  • The servant held it out to Asterion, who, without touching it, waved him to give it me.

    The King Must Die

  • Every day, in those first weeks, I looked for Asterion to send for me, and give me my punishment.

    The King Must Die


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