Europa, in Greek mythology, the daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, from whom the name of the continent Europe has ultimately been taken. The beauty of Europa inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from Phoenicia to Crete.  She later married Asterius, the king of Crete.

Europa and the bull. Terracotta group from Athens, BC. by Unknown greek artist

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The rape of Europa, Goya - Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn - The Abduction of Europa - Google Art Project - Rembrandt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abduction of Europa - Harmenszoon van Rijin Rembrandt 3800232054126 - 1500 pieces

Europa and the White Bull.     I had a sleep paralysis-inducing dream when I was in Germany regarding a white bull. Shortly after I realized how similar Greek mythology was to my own religion and quickly shrugged it off. Life-changing moment. Zeus took the form of a white bull to steal Europa for his bride. Christ was MY bridegroom, as the white bull was to be Europa's, I think a tattoo seems a fitting flag for that accomplishment.

Europa and the bull, depicted as the continent's personification in Nova et accurata totius Europæ descriptio by Fredericus de Wit

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Terracotta figurine from Boeotia, ca. 470 BC–450 BC. Link:

Europa and Zeus transformed into a Bull - Terracotta figurine from Boeotia, circa B.

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The Abduction of Europa by Jean Francois de Troy. Jupiter transformed himself into a beautiful white bull that tempted the beauty Europa who couldn't help but ride it. The bull then took to the water and carried Europa away. It's interesting to see the painting and notice that it would have been quite easy for Europa to dismount the bull and run away, but it seems no one ever escapes the lusts of Jupiter.

Jean-François de Troy - The Abduction of Europa (French, 1679 - 1752 ). Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.

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Jupiter's moon Europa, imaged from the Galileo spacecraft. Europa's surface is largely water-ice, fueling speculation that a possible liquid water ocean may exist beneath at least some of the surface.



Ok I Did Not Know This, You Learn Something New All The Time.   Europa The Black Phoenician Princess Europe Named After Her.   What is the meaning of Europa? Greek Mythology: Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus (Wikipedia)

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