He also created the Labyrinth on Crete, in which the Minotaur (part man, part bull) was kept.
However what was the main purpose of the Labyrinth being built? Was it just for keeping a bull?
I guess this has been mentioned by Homer. Or maybe there are some other stories describing it?
Here is another cite:
The myth of the Minotaur tells that Theseus, a prince from Athens, sailed to Crete, where he was forced to fight a terrible creature called the Minotaur. The Minotaur was a half man, half bull, and was kept in the Labyrinth - a building like a maze - by the king Minos, the ruler of Crete.
This could indicate that the Labyrinth was used as some kind of fight arena, so people could get punished there?
And in here it's suggested that the Labyrinth could be in fact the Palace of Knossos. Therefore the purpose could be just residential.
Therefore, did the purpose of the Labyrinth have any other meaning than just housing the Minotaur?