Perna Studios is very excited to announce our very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards.
PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME. THESE ARE ARTISTS INTERPRETATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.
This awesome art of the Minotaur from Greek Mythology is created by artist Bennett Pisek. This beautiful art will be a base card in our Classic Mythology card set. Sets will be available for purchase in March 2012. Release date is subject to change.
Minotaur - Greek Mythology – The Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". The Minotaur was created by the unnatural union of King Minos' wife Pasiphae and a white bull, sent by Poseidon that was to be sacrificed by Minos in the Gods name. Minos refused to sacrifice it, and so Pasiphae was cursed to fall in love with the bull. The Minotaur was born to her, and once it grew to an adult, Minos had Daedalus and his son Icarus construct a maze/labyrinth in which to keep the Minotaur. It was here that he was eventually slain by the hero Theseus. The term Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek, a compound of the name (Minos) and the noun "bull", translating as "(the) Bull of Minos". In Crete, the Minotaur was known by its proper name, Asterion, a name shared with Minos' foster-father.