Brazen Bull, also known as the Bronze Bull or Sicilian, was one of the cruelest torture and execution machines that man has ever developed, whose invention is attributed to Phalaris. Check out.


     The device was a hollow bronze sphinx in the shape of a mooing bull, with two openings, on the back and on the front located in the mouth. Inside there was a developed channel similar to the movable valve of a trumpet, which connected the mouth to the interior of the Taurus. After placing the victim, the entrance to the sphinx was closed and placed over a fire. As the temperature increased inside the Taurus, the air became scarce, and the executioner would look for ways to breathe, using the orifice at the end of the channel. The executioner's exhaustive cries came out of the Taurus's mouth, making it appear that the sphinx was alive.


     It is said that after Perilo completed his invention and introduced him to Pálaris, he induced him to show him how it worked, so in a sadistic way Perilo was locked in the belly of the Taurus. Perilo was the first person to be tortured inside the machine, but he was removed while still alive, being thrown off the cliff to die. According to another version, later Perilo had his moment of glory, taking revenge on the attitude of Pálaris. In a revolt against the tyrant's cruel acts, Perilo led a rebellion that ended up arresting Pálaris, executing him in a public square inside the bull, considered a symbol of cruelty.


     When Himilco took Agrigento in 406 B.C., among the looted pieces was the bronze bull, which was taken to Carthage. The historian Timaeus, who wrote his History between this event and the defeat of Carthage to the Romans, said that the bull had never existed. However, when Scipio Emiliano sacked Carthage 260 years later, among the objects returned to Agrigento was this bull, which was still there at the time of Diodoro Sículo.


     Modica idealized the statue after the New York Stock Exchange crash of 1987, "black Monday", as a gift to the city, a "symbol of the strength and power of the American people". The artist spent his savings, $ 360,000, on the work, which was installed on December 15, 1989 on Broad Street, in front of the Stock Exchange building. The sculpture was seized by New York police and taken to a vehicle yard. The ensuing public protest prompted the city's Parks and Recreation Department to reinstall it two blocks south of the Stock Exchange, in Bowling Green, with a ceremony on December 21, 1989. It faces Broadway on Whitehall Street .


     The Wall Street Bull (known as Charging Bull, in English; "Bull in charge" in free translation) is a bronze sculpture located in Bowling Green, in the financial district of Manhattan, in New York City, United States. The work weighs 3.5 tons, measures 3.4 meters in height and 4.9 meters in length. It was designed by Arturo di Modica and installed in December 1989, as a form of guerrilla art. The sculpture represents a bull in attack position, and symbolizes a thriving financial market (bull market). It became a tourist attraction in the city shortly after its installation.


Manticore was a mystical creature from Greek Mythology. Very similar to the Chimeras, these monsters had red hair, scorpion's tail. So little talked about in the history books, check it out.

Do you know the Story of the Minotaur? This Mythological Being (angry bull) was one of the most well-known figures within Greek Mythology and is still remembered today as a Horrendous being! Check out his Legend below.

Bellerophon was one of the most relevant heroes of Greek Mythology and became known after defeating the dreaded Chimera! His best friend is the winged horse Pegasus. Check out his story below.

Chimera was an extremely popular figure in Greek Mythology and is a huge monster with a hybrid appearance of two or more animals! Not to mention the fact that she can spit both acid and fire out of her mouth and nostril. Check out.

It is said by many that Medusa was the villain of the story, but not quite ... Medusa and Perseus were rivals, all for the inflated ego of the goddess Athena. Gorgon did not really deserve the end it had, check out.

"I'm nobody". Have you heard this phrase? Said by Odysseus (Ulysses) to King Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Posidon (Poseidon) and nymph Teosa and lived in a cave near Sicily, taking care of sheep.

Who are Romulus and Remus? What is your history? These are founding twin brothers of Rome. Legend has it that they were raised by a wolf and later founded the city of Rome. Check out facts about them.

The Three Judges in Greek Underworld were popularly known after the Anime Knights of the Zodiac, but these Three Mythological beings existed a long time ago within Greek Mythology.

Greek Underworld, in Greek Mythology, is the land of the dead, the place where people's souls would go after death. In that place souls would pass a judgment, where their destiny would be decided.