*Pasiphae (she who shines on everyone) was an immortal daughter of the sun-god Helios. She wed King Minos of Crete and bore him Acacallis, Ariadne, Androgeus, Glaucus, Deucalion, Phaedra, Xenodice, and Catreus. However, when Minos had the misfortune of insulting Poseidon, the god kindled a passionate love in Pasiphae for a bull. The Queen conscripted the great artisan Daidalos to assist her in the endeavour, and he built for her a hollow wooden cow, wrapped in a bovine skin and endowed with mechanical life. Hiding herself inside this contraption she conceived and bore a hybrid child, the bull-headed Minotauros (Minotaur).