The signs as absurd and funny Bowie things
  • Aries:shaving off his eyebrows because a band didn’t like the song he wrote
  • Taurus:being petty and “that should’ve been my song” about My Way then going home and writing Life on Mars?
  • Gemini:Dancing in the Street, the video, all of it especially the gay subtext
  • Cancer:the photo of David in Mustique with his sax just in his briefs, you know the one
  • Leo:how he was super bitter about the Tin Machine cover and was like “wtf how dare they underestimate me… if I wanted to provoke anybody I’d given them erections”
  • Virgo:the Diamond Dogs album cover
  • Libra:the elaborate April’s Fools joke of “Nat Tate”
  • Scorpio:making a wallpaper with a minotaur… who has a monstrous dick and is jacking off
  • Sagittarius:the story of how some fan waited for TM to get out after a concert, asked first Reeves to sign a photo he took of the band, Reeves’ painted a halo over his own head in the photo; David comes out sees the halo, laughs and draws a MAJOR dick on himself
  • Capricorn:the Laughing Gnome, essentially
  • Aquarius:flashing a massive dildo during a live TV performance of Saturday Night Live with a puppet
  • Pisces:how he was over 40 when he learnt how to swim
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Minotaur

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (Ancient Greek: Μῑνώταυρος, Latin: Minotaurus, Etruscan: Θevrumineś) was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being “part man and part bull”. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

Inferno, Canto XII, lines 16–20
Lo savio mio inver’ lui grido: “Forse
tu credi che qui sia ‘l duca d'Atene,
che sú nel mondo la morte ti porse?
Pártiti, bestia, ché questi non vene
ammaestrato da la tua sorella,
ma vassi per veder la vostre pene.”

English translation
My sage cried out to him: “You think,
perhaps, this is the Duke of Athens,
who in the world put you to death.
Get away, you beast, for this man
does not come tutored by your sister;
he comes to view your punishments.”

The term Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως (Minos) and the noun ταύρος “bull”, translated as “(the) Bull of Minos”. In Crete, the Minotaur was known by its proper name, Asterion, a name shared with Minos’ foster-father. “Minotaur” was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of “minotaur” as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction. Read More | Edit