Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Minotaurs are forest creatures that have the physical features of both man and bull, much like the one described in Greek Mythology. They are nearly twice the height of a man and move with an agility deceptive of their bulky size. Minotaurs will utilize their sharp horns and incredible upper-body strength in combat, as well as wield massive warhammers.

Their horns are valuable and are useful alchemy ingredients. They appear in Oblivion as well as Arena. The more powerful variant, the Minotaur Lord, only appears in Oblivion. They are often in the areas Moranda and Sancre Tor.


Minotaurs are likely descendants of demi-god Morihaus, who said to be man-bull, and Belharza the Man-Bull, Morihaus's alleged son from Alessia and second emperor of the First Cyrodiilic Empire.[1][2]





  • Normal



  • Minotaur Lord
    • In the Arena after the Hero of Kvatch becomes the Grand Champion, they can face one, two, or three Minotaur Lords at a time. The Minotaur Lords will be able to use various warhammers in the Arena, such as elven warhammer, glass warhammer, and ebony warhammer. Minotaur Lords can also use various spells. After the minotaur lords have been killed, the Hero of Kvatch as the Grand Champion  may loot items from the minotaurs.
  • Minotaur of the Grove
    • Soul level: Greater
    • Mainly wields a hammer, especially the elven warhammer
    • These beasts do respawn.
    • Although they are slightly stronger than normal minotaurs, the Minotaurs of the Grove do not disintegrate weapons or armor.
    • Drops: bone, gold, minotaur horn
  • Dreamworld Minotaur
  • Savage Minotaur