Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia

Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

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, 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.

Pompeiii.Europa.iFresco - Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pompeiii.Europa.iFresco - Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Europa and the bull, depicted as the continent's personification on a Greek vase.

Europa and the bull, depicted as the continent's personification on a Greek vase.

Terracotta figurine from Boeotia, ca. 470 BC–450 BC. Link: http://casaindiasricaitanyamahaprabhu.blog.com/2009/04/21/europa-mythology/

Terracotta figurine from Boeotia, ca. 470 BC–450 BC. Link: http://casaindiasricaitanyamahaprabhu.blog.com/2009/04/21/europa-mythology/

#Pompeii  --  Roman Fresco  --  'Europa & The Bull'  --  Excavated from Pompeii  --  1st Century CE

#Pompeii -- Roman Fresco -- 'Europa & The Bull' -- Excavated from Pompeii -- 1st Century CE

Breeann Veenstra - Europa and the Bull. Tags: europa, females seduces by zeus, zeus in disguise, transformations, jupiter,

Breeann Veenstra - Europa and the Bull. Tags: europa, females seduces by zeus, zeus in disguise, transformations, jupiter,

Paul Manship "Flight of Europa" 1925, gilded bronze.  These sculptures illustrate the story of Zeus, king of the gods in classical mythology, and the princess Europa.

Paul Manship "Flight of Europa" 1925, gilded bronze. These sculptures illustrate the story of Zeus, king of the gods in classical mythology, and the princess Europa.

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