"Well, it comes from the word "minority." These days, most people are Adepts, so they are the majority. That makes us the minority, and so we're called "Minos."
—Jin, explaining to Maria the origin of the term
Minos is a terminology introduced within Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX. Derived from "minority", it is used to refer to humans who lack Septima, having been supplanted as the human majority courtesy of the Sumeragi Institute of Human Evolution.