The Minotaur encountered by the Doctor had been locked in a prison that resembled an Earth hotel. He was one of a race that invaded planets and set themselves up as gods to be worshipped. But when the indigenous population became secularised, they threw the aliens from their world.
|Fact title||Fact data|
|Also known as:||Mr Minotaur|
|Appearance:||Muscular, hairy, humanoid. Big horns, claws and hooves. In short, terrifying.|
|Start to worry when:||You find yourself muttering, 'Praise him'.|
|First Appearance:||The God Complex|
In the case of this Minotaur, it was jailed in an automated prison that drifted through space, snatching people with discernable belief systems. Their personal beliefs were then converted into food for the creature.
...death would be a gift!The Minotaur
The Doctor was able to sever the creature's food supply and give it 'space to die'. The Time Lord also noted that the 'alien-Minotaurs' as Amy called them, were distant cousins of the Nimon.