name given to the Minotaur in Ovid and Apollodorus.
Fishburn and Hughes: "As noted in Apollodorus' Biblioteca, Asterios ('starry' or 'starred') was the father of Minos. The Minotaur was also named Asterios. Asterion is the accusative case of Asterios. The neuter word asterion denoted an unknown plant, or a spider." (18)