COMMENT While rummaging about in classical myths and ancient histories, to calm my allergy to GE13 date speculation and politics, I came across a powerful symmetry between our very own Umno-led BN ruling coalition, with King Minos, the cruel complexity of his curious labyrinth and the terrible double-axe-wielding minotaur of ancient Crete.

Minos is the more well known of ancient kings, largely due to the depiction of his labyrinth and minotaur in Greek legends, made popular in modern works of popular culture, and fantasy literature.

His was the namesake of the Bronze Age Minoan civilisation, discovered on Crete through the work of British archeologist Arthur Evans, who posited that the island was the exact home of Minos, his labyrinth and possibly the half-man half-bull fearsome minotaur.