The Dragonlance Nexus

Printed From:
http://www.dlnexus.com/features/articles/14636.aspx

Minotaur Diet and Feet

by Richard A. Knaak


Editor's Note: A discussion on minotaur diet and feet prompted me to ask Richard Knaak his opinion on the matter. Here's what he had to say. – Dragonhelm

"Night of Blood is a good example for seeing the minotaur diet. In essence, despite their appearance, they are omnivores with a tendency toward carnivore. They harvest wheat and fruit, for instance. They also enjoy most sea food, with squid a delicacy. In terms of land meat, they most prefer goat, easier to raise in most colonies, but do enjoy pork and deer. They absolutely will not knowingly eat beef and this stems from the simple fact that despite not being related to cattle, the resemblance is too much even them to consider slaughtering the animals. Minotaurs will even attack and possibly kill those who knowingly feed them beef and are even likely to attack those who do so by mistake."

"In terms of the feet/hoof debate, my reference material on Greek mythology always showed feet on the original minotaur. I use this in part for the basis. In addition, practicality makes feet better for a seafaring people. Old images from TSR showed both methods and even the covers of my novels disagree. After a discussion with my editors, feet seemed the favored consensus. Comments and images to the contrary are just the prejudicial propaganda of those jealous of the minotaurs' superior civilization. :)"

This item has been published here with permission from the author(s) and may not be reproduced without permission. This is a fan submission and its contents are completely unofficial. Some characters, places, likenesses and other names may be copyright Wizards of the Coast.

Editorial Policy
Opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Dragonlance Nexus. While every effort has been made to ensure that facts in these articles are accurate, please be aware that errors are occasionally made and that the Nexus cannot be responsible for factual errors on the part of the author.