Part-man, part-bull, the Minotaur guards the exit of Dis and the shores of the Phlegethon. In the game, the minotaur appears as a mechanical device used to get to the Seventh Circle, breaking the axe it holds by swinging it into a rock wall, this will clear a set of chains blocking the players path.
- The Minotaur was originally a beast from Greek mythology, who was killed by the Greek hero Theseus.
- In "The Inferno", Dante describes seeing the Minotaur upon the shattered cliffs, guarding the entrance to the seventh circle of Hell. The reason for placing it there, as a guard, could be that Dante saw the story of the Minotaur, and of King Minos, as a tale of great tyranny, a sin that is punished in the seventh circle.