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Pasiphae [r]: From Greek mythology, she was the wife of King Minos and mother of Ariadne, Phaidra, and the Minotaur. (The latter was conceived after she had sex with a bull; she crawled into a wooden cow crafted by Daidalos in order to mate with the bull, according to Elizabeth Vandiver, Classics scholar and authority on Greek mythology and Greek tragedy including the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Homer, and Virgil. This definition is based on her course Classical Mythology from The Teaching Company. [e]

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