A Minotaur in the opening cutscene of the second game.

A minotaur is an enemy featured in both Hero of Sparta games. And is the first enemy to introduce a Focused Kill. In the second game, it can be ridden on by peforming a focused kill. by tapping the attack button, the minotaur will smash its hammer down and if you hold the attack button, it will peform a dash.