When Minos, King of Crete, fell out with his brothers over the legitimacy of his reign, he asked the sea god Poseidon for help. Poseidon sent him a white bull as a sign of support for Minos’ claim, on the condition that the bull would be sacrificed. Minos broke this promise and Poseidon retaliated by making Minos’ wife Pasiphaë fall in love with the bull. This story from Greek mythology—in which the bull represents ‘nature’, Pasiphaë ‘humankind’ or ‘culture’ and the architect Daedalus the intermediary between the two—can be interpreted as a metaphor for ‘making urban nature’. Needless to say, though, the authors do not have the disastrous consequences of Daedalus’ mediation in mind.