I was thinking Minotaurs in this land are Greeklike crossed with some eastern mysticisim, they migrated up north from the south, and have had thousands of years to settle themselves on Islands off the southern coast.
The big problem for them is dispite their intelligence, and growing culture, their big bodies betray them. The entire species is flush full of bulls testostrone, this means that they are agressive and prone to rages that stereotype them.
Minotaur also have a natural, or unnatural, ability as builders and masons, constructing elaborate mazelike cities that confuse most other races. For the most part the Minos Islands are constantly fighting with each other, and aside from trade, are rather isolationist.
Lastly when it comes to sex, Minotaur are as agressive in this as in all things, Masculinity is prized among them, in part due to the amount of testostrone that is pumping through their veins. even their women are expected to be strong, and this in no way actually affects anyone's orientation, lesbians and gays do exist as they do in any other civilization. of course their deffnation of Masculine is not our twentith century version, to them it means things like "stand up for your Family and City State" "never back down" and other such traits.
Their Southern cousins never had the isolation that alowed the Minos Islands to develop, and are loners and primitive tribes that (at least in the opinion of their northern cousins) are slaves to their rage, their dark faith, and their base urges.