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  Zodiac Mythology
Greek mythology states that the King of Thessaly had two children who, abused by their stepmother were rescued by a ram with a golden fleece sent by the god Hermes.
The Latin for Cancer means Crab, and in Greek mythology the crab was sent to distract Hercules when he was fighting with the monster Hydra.
In Greco-Roman mythology, Aphrodite and her son Heros were being pursued by the monster Typhon.
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  The Mythology of the Constellations
These remnants, found in the valley of the Euphrates River, suggest that the ancients observing the heavens saw the lion, the bull, and the scorpion in the stars.
By far, though, we owe the greatest debt to the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Mythology, of course, influenced the naming of many objects in the night sky, not just the constellations.
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  ChristStory Bull Page
The roar of the bull, his windy breath, the sound of his hooves, and his wild nature were likened to thunder, wind, the crash of the ocean, and mighty tempests.
In Greco-Roman mythology, the bull was sacred to Aphrodite/Venus, Dionysus/Bacchus, Poseidon/Neptune, and Zeus/Jupiter or Jove.
In symbolism the lusty bull is the antithesis of the gentle, hardworking ox.
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 Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
Greek Mythology, set of diverse traditional tales told by the ancient Greeks about the exploits of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, and their interrelations with ordinary mortals.
The focus of the present article is on mythology of the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods; that is, roughly from the 8th century bc to the late 1st century bc.
The same kind of formative influence has been argued for the Minoan civilization of Crete, on the grounds that, for example, the myth of the Minotaur (half-bull, half-man) in his labyrinth might be a memory of historical bull-worship in the labyrinthine Palace of Knossos.
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 Cattle - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Strictly speaking, the singular noun for the domestic bovine is ox: a bull is a male ox and a cow is a female ox.
In Portugal, Spain and some Latin American countries, bulls are used in the sport of bullfighting while a similar sport Jallikattu is seen in South India; in many other countries this is illegal.
Bulls in particular are seen as a symbolic emblem of selfless duty and religion.
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To the Assyrians, the bull was born of the sun.
The bull is masculine and implies a fertilizing of the Earth, a feminine planet in traditional astrology.
The bull is sometimes depicted as lunar (female) and sometimes as solar (male).
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Greek &. Roman Mythology (N-Z)
In Greek mythology, Peirithous was a King of the Lapiths and a son of Ixion and Dia.
In Greek mythology, Proteus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Styx was the principal river in the underworld.
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 Atlantis Rising: Cult of the Bull
From earliest times the bull was lunar in Mesopotamia (its horns representing the crescent), though we cannot recreate a specific context for the bull skulls with horns (bucrania) preserved in an 8th millennium BCE sanctuary at Çatalhöyük in eastern Anatolia.
In Egypt the bull was worshiped as the embodiment of Apis, and a long series of ritually perfect bulls were identified by the god's priests, housed in the temple for their lifetime, then embalmed and encased in a sarcophagus.
The bull is one of the animals associated with the Hellenistic and Roman syncretic cult of Mithras, in which the killing of the astral bull, the tauroctony, was as central in the cult as the Crucifixion is to Christians.
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 Tattoo Designs & Symbols - butterfly, bluebird, barbwire tattoos, bear, meaning & explanations of most popular ...
The widespread presence of the Bull in many different and widespread cultural mythologies and early religions can be explained by the fact that cattle were among the first animals domesticated by man, in fact probably not longer after the Asian wolf became the household dog.
The Bull straddles two opposites in the world of mythology and symbolism, in that it is both a solar and a lunar creature.
Bull sacrifices and bull fights are an expression of man's dominance over the Bull but also a recognition of the power and status that the Bull holds within the world of man. We recognize the Bull as the wild animal that must be tamed and subjugated in order to serve man.
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 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Bull-leaping   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And from the myth of Theseus, one might conclude that the acrobats were captives or sacrificial victims, whose athleticism and timing might have spelled the difference between gory death and popular adulation by the Knossos throngs.
It has been pointed out that bulls tend to make a sideways sweeping gesture with their horns, the force and speed of which impales anyone within reach.
But the long-horned Cretan bull of ancient times may have been a more sluggish creature, bred perhaps for the usefulness of this trait in ritual.
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 Constellations: Taurus, The Bull
In another myth, it represents the white bull that sired the famous Minotaur with the wife of King Minos of Crete.
This bull was sent to Minos as a sign that he was the rightful heir to the throne.
However, Minos did not sacrifice the bull to Poseidon as he was supposed to, so the vengeful sea god caused his Queen, Pasiphaë, to fall in love with it.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for bulls
Golden bulls were promulgated by medieval Byzantine rulers and by Western European monarchs, for example, by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (Golden Bull of 1213) and by King Andrew II of...
Some versions of the legend state that this bull was the same one that carried Europa to Crete; others claim that it was the beautiful white bull loved by Pasiphaë.
John Bull Symbolic representation of the typical Englishman and, by extension, of England itself.
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Mythology: The moon goddess Selene is best known for her countless love affairs.
She is often shown riding a horse or bull as well.
Mythology: Endymion was a sheperd boy of Asia Minor.
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 BESTIARY, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
A she-goat with wich Zeus consorted and Aegipan 2 was born.
As Hyrieus was childless and asked the gods for children, they urinated in the hide of the sacrificed bull, buried it in the earth and from it Orion was born.
The Bull that, chased by gadflies sent by Selene, became infuriated and threw Ampelus off his back, thus causing his death.
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 Cretan Bull
(There are many variations to whether it was the bull that galloped over the waves carrying Europa to the island, or the wonderful beast Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, king of Crete, fell in love with, and with her sired the Minotaur).
To capture the bull the hero made a lasso, and then chased the great beast until it weakened, throwing the lasso over the bulls head.
Heracles presented the bull to Eurystheus, who, on seeing the magnificent beast, wanted to sacrifice it to Hera.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/cretan_bull.html   (246 words)

The Bull Leaper, an ivory figurine from the palace of Knossos, Crete.
They were renowned for their reverence of the bull, as the legend of the Minotaur illustrates, and are often believed to have practised a dangerous and acrobatic ritual of vaulting over the horns of bulls.
The bull is typically guided by the use of a long rope attached to its horns, so that it runs directly at the performers and is restrained from trampling or goring them should they miss a trick.
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 Sumerian Mythology
Enkidu's throwing of a bull's thigh into her face may be an implied criticism of the ancient rites of animal sacrifice.
Enkidu is the one to die, perhaps because he was the one who insisted on killing Humbaba and the bull of heaven.
Gilgamesh is killed by a bull, stabbed by its horns.
www.crystalinks.com /sumermythology.html   (2990 words)

 Constellation Taurus
In early Greek mythology, Zeus falls in love with Europa, the daughter of the King of Tyre.
So friendly and gentle was this splendid bull that she climbed onto its back and grasped its golden horns.
Gradually the white bull wandered closer to the sea and when near the beach ran into the water and began swimming towards the island of Crete.
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 pit bull breed facts, history, and mythology
Pitt Bulls were then used by American farmers as guard dogs and to herd cattle.
A common misconception is that Pit Bulls are dangerous to keep, because of their aggression and a mythical locking mechanism on their jaw.
While Pitt Bulls are known to be aggressive, their aggression is limited to other dogs.
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 Egyptian Mythology - MSN Encarta
Egyptian Mythology, specifically, the religion of ancient Egypt.
The religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians were the dominating influence in the development of their culture, although a true religion, in the sense of a unified theological system, never existed among them.
The gods were also represented by symbols, such as the Sun disk and hawk wings that were worn on the headdress of the pharaoh.
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 Characters of Greek Mythology - The Zodiac - Taurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Europa became the object of Zeus' affections, and he appeared to her as a beautiful, white bull at the Phoenician waterside.
The princess was awestruck by the beauty of the bull and walked over to pet it.
Characters of Greek Mythology was established in June 1998 by Tonya James
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 Minotaur | Minotauro, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
While sacrificing to Poseidon, he prayed that a bull might appear from the sea, and promised to sacrifice it to the god.
It is also told that Pasiphae had not made offerings to Aphrodite for several years, that being the reason why the goddess inspired in her the unnatural love for the bull.
Some believe that this bull could be the Marathonian Bull, which killed Androgeus, son of Minos 2.
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 Timeless Myths: Celtic Mythology
Celtic Mythology is a division of Timeless Myths.
Timeless Myths and Celtic Mythology were created by Bladesmaster.
Copyright: Timeless Myths (Celtic Mythology) © 1999, Jimmy Joe.
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 THE TAURUS - TAURUS World Stunt Awards(TM)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In nature, the bull is tremendously strong, intelligent, ever-watchful, immensely capable and virtually unstoppable.
In their profession, stunt performers must possess each of these qualities: strength, ability, versatility and determination in order to execute a stunt again and again, until all are satisfied it is perfectly captured on film...and a keen-eyed awareness to ensure safety, not only for themselves, but for all others on the set.
In mythology, the bull was a favorite shape assumed by Zeus during his earthly escapades.
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 CATTLE - GoGoSearch.com
Breeders have attempted to recreate the original gene pool of the aurochs by careful crossing of commercial breeds, creating the Heck cattle breed.A popular misconception about cattle (primarily bulls) is that they are enraged by the colour red.
Other sports like Bull riding are seen as part of a Rodeo, especially in North America.The outbreaks of mad cow disease have reduced or prevented some traditional uses of cattle for food, for example the eating of brains or spinal cords.
Bulls in particular are seen as a symbolic emblem of duty and religion.
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 Bull — FactMonster.com
The bull and the boar were signs used by the partisans of Clare, and Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard III.).
Cretan bull - Cretan bull Cretan bull, in Greek mythology, giant bull that Hercules captured as his seventh...
Taurus, in astronomy - Taurus Taurus [Lat.,= the bull], in astronomy, constellation NW of Orion and lying on the ecliptic...
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 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hoping to hide his affair from the eyes of his wife, Juno (Hera in Greek mythology), Jupiter covered the world with a thick blanket of clouds.
The painting "Jupiter and Io" by the 16th century Italian Renaissance painter artist Correggio, shows Jupiter in the form of a cloud planting a kiss on the cheek of an ecstatic Io.
The bull was beautiful, gentle, smelled of flowers, and had a lovely musical moo.
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 Rambles: Charlotte Huck, Anita Lobel, The Black Bull of Norroway: A Scottish Tale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once more, the bull tells her this is the castle of his second youngest brother.
Instead of sacrificing the King, the fl bull was put to death on Yule, thus ensuring fertility and the people's very survival.
This fits with this tale because the prince -- destined to be a king -- was under the enchantment as a fl bull, a creature known to represent the king in their pagan rituals.
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 Origin of Durga - The Mythology,Durga Mata Origin,Mythology of Durga Mata
The gods were afraid of this water-buffalo bull because neither Vishnu nor Shiva could prevail against him.
She went to battle on her ferocious mount lion, armed with the weapons given to her by the other Gods.
Durga is one of the angry and aggressive aspects of the goddess Shakti, whose role in Hindu mythology was to fight and conquer demons and also personify the Sakti or female aspect of any male deity.
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 The Battle of the Lion and the Bull
The battle of the lion and bull were symbolic of the changing seasons.
The bull comes back to life at dawn, resurrected in the helical rising in the morning sky.
But during that five thousand year reign of the lion and bull depiction, the night sky changed due to precession.
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 Mythology in Art
Mythology soon became a justification for Renaissance and Post-Renaissance artists to paint with a new freedom and boldness denied them by Christianity.
His Concert Champêtre is a classic example of the new use of mythology.
Zeus appeared to the young woman as a handsome docile bull, and she bravely mounted his back and wound round his horns the flowers she had been gathering.
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 World Mythology Encyclopedia, Greek Mythology, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic Mythology
Poseidon, however, still remained to be placated; and Odysseus set out on foot, as Teiresias had instructed, across the mountains of Epirus, carrying an oar over his shoulder.
When he reached Thesprotis, the countryfolk cried: ‘Stranger, why a winnowing-bat in Springtime?’ He accordingly sacrificed a ram, bull, and boar to Poseidon, and was forgiven.
Since he could not return to Ithaca even yet, he married Callidice, Queen of the Thesprotians, and commanded her army in a war against the Brygians, under the leadership of Ares; but Apollo called for a truce.
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