Movie-based Information

The following information originates from the Chronicles of Narnia movies, as opposed to C. S. Lewis' chronicles.

"Look to the sky!"
―Otmin [src]

Otmin was a male Minotaur in Narnia, and the general of the White Witch's Army during the Winter Revolution. He was a skilled tactician, a fierce warrior, and a brutal and loyal follower of the White Witch.

Role in the History of Narnia

The first record of Otmin's actions was at the White Witch's camp, drawing up battle plans with Jadis, just before the rescue of Edmund Pevensie.

He was also part of Jadis' escort to her parley with Aslan, although he did not take part in the discussion. When Peter threatened her, though, after she demanded Edmund's life as per the law of The Deep Magic, he was quick to defend her by taking up his battle-axe against him.


Otmin at the Stone Table.

When Aslan sacrificed himself to save Edmund, Otmin was among the crowd at the Stone Table awaiting him. He knocked the Lion down with his battle-axe, after looking at Jadis for permission, and then watched as he was tortured and humiliated before his death.

After Jadis killed him, she ordered Otmin to go prepare his troops for battle, which he eagerly did so with a battle-cry.

"General, prepare your troops for battle...however short it may be."
―Jadis [src]

Otmin's battle-cry.

After everything was made ready, and both armies were in place at the start of the First Battle at Beruna, Otmin was there at the head of the Witch's army. He roared and swung his battle-axe, signalling the army to go charge forth.

When the Witch came forward in her chariot, he was seen standing by her side, waiting for her orders. 

"I have no interest in prisoners. Kill them all."
―Jadis [src]
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Otmin during the First Battle of Beruna.

He then led the first wave of her army, charging into battle, shortly after which he noticed the Gryphons hovering in the air, getting ready to drop rocks down upon them.

He shouted out a warning, signalling the Black Dwarfs to shoot their arrows, and was able to avoid the heavy rocks. He then continued charging into battle, killing several Centaurs along the way.

Later, he attempted to kill Oreius, the Centaur general of Aslan's Army, who had begun charging at the White Witch, in an effort to save Peter Pevensie. Both warriors had charged bravely and fiercely at each other, with Otmin snarling viciously at his opponent, as he brandished his weapon.


Otmin's last stand.

When Oreius ran into him, he almost knocked him over, but Otmin was able to hang on to the centaur's side, even as he continued running. Even when Orieus deliberately knocked himself against a rock, in an attempt to knock the Minotaur off him, Otmin still hung on.

In the end, Oreius stabbed him in the back with both of his two swords, while he was still galloping, and the Minotaur fell dead, with the Centaur's swords still in him.

Physical Description and Weapons

Otmin was a huge Minotaur, powerfully built (like many Minotaurs), and his fur and skin a dark black in colour.

His horns were typical bone coloured, but they had some metal tips included at the end of each of them, no doubt to make them extra sharp, thus making them extra dangerous in battle.

He also wore lots of armour, and fought with several weapons, including a large 2-headed battle-axe, a falcion and a kopesh sword.


Otmin's axe.


Otmin's armour.


Otmin's swords.

It is interesting to note that while Otmin's front is heavily armored, his backside is left free of armor. According to the DVD extras, this is true to minotaur tradition. Minotaurs never wear armor over their backs, as this implies they would even THINK of retreating, which is only shameful for their warrior culture.

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