Europa and Zeus: The Abduction of Europe
Updated: 6/4/2020
Europa and Zeus: The Abduction of Europe
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  • Europa, in Greek mythology, the daughter Agenor, king of Phoenicia.
  • The girls all wanted a turn to ride the magnificent bull.
  • One night, Europa dreamed of two continents, which had taken the forms of women, arguing over her. Asia maintained that since Europa had been born in Asia, she belonged to her. The other continent, which was nameless, said that her birth was not important and that Zeus would give Europa to her.
  • Zeus took that opportunity to abduct Europa and swim to the island of Crete. He there revealed his true identity, raped and impregnated her. Europa gave birth to Minos, who would become king of Crete
  • She woke up frightened wondering if it was a prophecy or a nightmare.
  • There Europa was the mother of King Minos of Crete. And now that place is called Europe
  • She decided to go out with her friends. Zeus decided to act. He turned himself into a bull.
  • Asia the woman in her dreams told her every thing.
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