Thursday, May 6, 2010

Myths and Legends: Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull. To find out more about Europa, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting shows the famous moment when Zeus, disguised as a bull, abducts the princess Europa. The story is told in at the end of Book II of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

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