But no matter how long and hard he searched, Cadmus couldn’t find his sister. After all, what mortal can find what a god has hidden?
Besides, after Jupiter got bored and dumped Europa in Crete, she’d met and fallen deeply in love with it’s king, Asterion. She didn’t want to go home anyways.
Look, an Oracle! We should ask for help.
Realizing he could never go home, Cadmus decided to ask Apollo’s Oracle for advice on where to settle.
As he walked into the cave, the Oracle greeted him with a voice that reveberated off the walls.
The voice of the god Apollo came from the Oracle’s lips.
You are looking for a place to live, correct?
In a field not far from here, you will find a cow. She is wild, and has never submitted to the yoke or the plow. Follow her until she lays down for rest. Where she stops, build a great city and name it Thebes.
Now go, Cadmus. Follow your destiny.
When he walked outside of the cave, he saw her...