Limited Edition of 100. Among Herends Carnival series is The Minotaur, a Cretan monster that is embedded deep in European culture. This god with the head of a bull descends from the Moon God of Mesopotamia. The symbol of virility, he is intent on attracting the attention of the Earth Mother, symbol of eternal womankind. That accounts for the tattooed muscular body, which serves in and of itself as a virtual Carnival costume.