Nemesis A Bull's Mouth shell carving, set in a high-carat yellow gold archaeological granulated and corded mount, circa 1870. The subject is based on the Fuseli painting The Three Witches [after 1783], depicting the three witches from Macbeth; yet stylized in a mythological form, portraying the goddess of Retribution, Nemesis [centre] holding her finger to her lips to command silence and flanked by Themis, a personification of Justice and the nymph, Adrasteia.
Ophiotaurus - mix of a bull and a serpent - Greek Mythology; It was said to be born out of Chaos with Gaia and Uranus and it could only be killed by being chopped up and burning the chopped parts. It was slain by a Titan but could be saved by one of Zeus' eagles before being burnt.
A MINOAN BRONZE BULL, 1600 - 1500 BC. During that Age of Taurus, bulls and cows were given sacred status all over the Mediterranean. The head of a bull, seen from the front, with the horns, resembles the womb. It is believed Crete was actually ruled by the Priestesses, and King Minos was a figurehead, chosen each year and then sacrificed.