Minotaur Diet and Feet

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. :)”

About Richard A. Knaak

Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Legend of Huma, WoW: Wolfheart, and nearly fifty other novels and numerous short stories, including works in such series as Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance, Age of Conan, the Iron Kingdoms, and his own popular Dragonrealm. He has scripted comics and manga, such as the top-selling Sunwell trilogy, and has also written background material for games. His works have been published worldwide in many languages.
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