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Cretan bull

noun Greek Legend.
  1. a savage bull, captured on Crete by Hercules and allowed to roam near Marathon in Greece until captured by Theseus.
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Origin of Cretan bull

First recorded in 1930–35
Also called Marathonian bull.
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