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ID: 901001843
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001843
Record Type: Character/Person

Minos (Greek character)

Note: Legendary ruler of Crete; he was the son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and of Europa, a Phoenician princess and personification of the continent of Europe. Minos obtained the Cretan throne by the aid of the Greek god Poseidon, and from Knossos (or Gortyn) he gained control over the Aegean islands, colonizing many of them and ridding the sea of pirates. He married Pasiphae, the daughter of Helios, who bore him, among others, Androgeos, Ariadne, and Phaedra, and who was also the mother of the Minotaur.

Names:
Minos (Greek character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Μίνως (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Minos (Greek character) (I)
Related Iconography:
child of .... Europa
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Europa (Greek character)) [901001030]
child of .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... character (person by activity)
.....(people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... king (person)
.....(monarchs, rulers (people), people in government and administration, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
.... Crete
.....(Iráklion regional division, Kríti region, Greece, Europe) (TGN)

Sources:
Minos (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 94005085
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 95A(Minos)
Μίνως (Greek character)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minos
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Minos," accessed 6 July 2017

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