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  Europa (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europa (Greek Ευρώπη) was a Levantine woman in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe was ultimately taken.
The mythical Europa cannot be separated from the mythology of the sacred bull, which had been worshipped in the Levant.
His picturesque details belong to anecdote and fable: in all the depictions, whether she straddles the bull, as in archaic vase-paintings or the ruined metope fragment from Sikyon, or sits gracefully sidesaddle in a mosaic from North Africa, there is no trace of fear.
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Europa Europa, in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor and Telephassa.
Europa Europayoorō´pe, in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.
The four largest—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto—were discovered by Galileo in 1610, shortly after he invented the telescope, and are known as the Galilean satellites.
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 Encyclopedia: Europa (mythical)
In one, she is seduced by the god Zeus in the form of a bull who takes her to Crete; in the other, she is kidnapped by Minoans, who also take her to Crete.
In every aspect, Europa can not be separated from the sacred bull, which had been worshipped in Europa's homeland, the Levant, nor from the island of Crete.
The continent of Europe is called Europa in all Germanic languages (except English), and in all Slavic languages which use the Latin alphabet, as well as in Greek and Latin.
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 Europa (mythology)
Europa later married Asterius, the King of Crete.
A different woman named Europa was the daughter of Tityus[?] and mother of Euphemus by Poseidon.
Europa has lent her name to the continent of Europe, which is called Europa in all Germanic languages (except English), and in all Slavic languages which use the Latin alphabet, as well as in Greek and Latin.
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 Encyclopedia: Europa (mythology)
The Levant is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in Southwest Asia south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the west, and the north Arabian Desert and Mesopotamia to the east.
Cadmus Sowing the Dragons teeth, by Maxfield Parrish, 1908 Cadmus, or Kadmos (Greek: Κάδμος), in Greek mythology, was the son of the king of Phoenicia and brother of Europa.
Europa and the Bull, fresco in Pompeii, 1st century CE The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years.
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 Europa (mythology) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The mythical Europa cannot be separated from the mythology of the (Click link for more info and facts about sacred bull) sacred bull, which had been worshipped in the Levant.
Some legends relate that this same bull was also encountered by Hercules, and that it eventually fathered the ((Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus) Minotaur.
Other sources, such as the (A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy) Iliad, claim that she is the daughter of Agenor's son, (The state capital and largest city of Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural center thanks to irrigation) Phoenix.
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 Cretan Bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, the Cretan Bull was either the bull that carried away Europa or the bull Pasiphae fell in love with.
Some forms of Greek mythology associated the constellation with the tame white bull, in some versions Zeus in disguise, that seduced Europa and took her to Crete (Minos), whereas others associate it with the white bull that fathered the Minotaur.
The cretan bull which fathered the Minotaur was originally calm and sent from Poseidon, but the king (Minos) whom it was sent to fell out of favour with Poseidon, and so in some versions of the story, Poseidon made the bull angry.
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 Science Fair Projects - Telephassa
Zeus saw Europa gathering flowers and immediately fell in love with her.
Zeus transformed himself into a white bull and carried Europa away to the island of Crete.
Europa's brother, Cadmus, went on a quest to find his disappeared sister.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Telephassa   (322 words)

 Notes on Ovid
Ovid has Europa on back of the bull and uses one of Vergil's favorite adjectives, ignorant, inscius, in near quotation of Aeneid 1 when Dido recieves in her lap the god Cupid, thinking he is Aeneas' son, as Venus plotted she should, so she would fall in love with Aeneas.
What Ovid has done with Europa, in fact, is to turn preliminaries of her story into the story and leave the central action to be inferred.
We know from the primary mythical tradition that she was the mother by Jupiter of Minos and Rhadamanthus and, in some accounts of Sarpedon.
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 Amber Phono Cartridges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Europa was a mythical princess the daughter of the Phoenician king of the city of Tyre.
Europa is the name of the moon of Jupiter the equivalent of Zeus in roman mythology.
Europa is the finest example of a cartridge with user replaceable styli with a high 4 millivolt output.
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 Zeus Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Europa was a Phoenician princess and daughter of Agenor, king of Tyre.
In the art that does portray Leto, she is mostly accompanied by her children, Apollo and Artemis[1,2,3,4], or by Tityus[1,2,3], who raped her and was punished by having a vulture eat his liver, and is not portrayed in the midst of her escapades with Zeus.
Some arts possessed a great deal of education in the classics and were able to create their own iconographies, as is demonstrated by copies of works by Michelangelo, such as representations of his depictions of Ganymede and Leda.
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 Europa Mythology - San Marino 4U
Europa was gathering wildflowers in a seaside meadow when she came upon a beautiful white bull.
Europa Daughter of the Phoenician king Agenor who was kidnapped by Zeus in the shape of a bull.
Europa (mythology) Redirected from Europa (mythical) The abduction of Europa, on the Greek ?2 coin...
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 Roberto Calasso - The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
The abduction of Europa by Zeus sets the tone for the rest of the book, for what follows is a seemingly endless array of rape, betrayal, murder and adultery.
The abduction of Europa was also the one capture by Zeus that would have the most far-reaching consequences.
Europa’s brother Cadmus would follow his sister and later found Thebe, Europa’s son Minos would become king of Crete and build the labyrinth that would become the home of the Minotaure, which would be killed by Theseus, helped by Ariadne, Europa’s granddaughter.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.4.26
She proposes that each of the motifs that depict Nereids reflects an underlying idea, that the Nereids helped individuals through two types of critical transitions, through death to the afterlife or back to life, and through marriage, which is to be seen as a metaphorical death.
The Nereids are depicted in the abduction of Europa on a small number of extant vase paintings, 17 Attic red-figure vases and vase fragments (fish plates), two Apulian vases, and one Greek relief vase (p.
She concludes that the Nereids are important as escorts of Europa in her critical transition from maiden to woman; the voyage over the sea is her wedding, a "metaphorical voyage from maiden to woman," and a journey for Europa from "life to death to rebirth" (p.
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 Living Off the Ice on Europa
Europa contains lots of water and ice whereas the Moon is all rock and thus it is only 91% as dense as the Moon and has just 82% of the Moon's gravity level, or less than 1/7th (13.5%) the gravity of Earth.
Europa's inner core is suspected to be iron-sulfur, similar to that of Io.
The duration of the overall combined manned mission to Europa, and the division of crew between surface base and submarine vessel, should be figured backwards from the amount of work to be done and the location from which it is to be conducted.
www.lunar-reclamation.org /papers/europa_outpost_paper.htm   (9018 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Lovers Europa and Zeus in Myth and Art
Europa was one of the god Zeus's many love interests in Greek mythology.
At first sight of Europa, Zeus is instantly overcome by her beauty and grace.
However, as soon as she is safely seated, the bull moves toward the sea, carrying the object of his affection with him.
www.loggia.com /myth/europa.html   (401 words)

 Read about Europa (mythology) at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Europa (mythology) and learn about Europa ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Minoans, who likewise were said to have taken her to Crete.
The mythical Europa cannot be separated from the mythology of the
Io, the mythical princess who was transformed into a heifer.
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 Wired 8.04: Ice Station Vostok
Armed with Antarctic experience and the results from the Europa Orbiter, Carsey imagines the first generation of extraterrestrial cryobots could be in full development later this decade.
The radiation that makes the moon's surface so inhospitable might turn out to be a blessing in that the chemical radicals it creates in the ice could somehow make their way to the ocean and provide another source of energy.
The University of Arizona's Richard Greenberg argues that people doubtful about life on Europa are ignoring evidence that the ice is very thin in some places, which means there could be water close enough to the surface for photosynthesis to occur.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/8.04/vostok.html?pg=8   (821 words)

 [ TheWatcher.co.uk ] - God does exist.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The woman is known from Greek mythology as 'Europa' and literally she has been raped by the beast.
The mythical story is that Zeus, the father of the gods, spied Europa alone on the beach and lusted after her.
Europa conceived a son, and after her death she received divine honours as `Queen of Heaven', whilst the bull dissolved into the constellation in the sky known as Taurus.
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 Crete, Greek Mythology Link.
Tectamus' son Asterius 3 married Europa and inherited the kingdom, being himself succeeded on the throne by Minos 1, son of Zeus and Europa.
Asterius 3 (Asterion 3) is the king of Crete who married Europa and brought up her children by Zeus.
He was son of Zeus and Europa, and father, by Itone (daughter of Lyctius) of Lycastus 1 [Dio.4.60.3].
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In the myth, Europa is the daughter of the King of Phoenicia.
She is presented as a racial type, referred to as the "yellow-haired Europa." This racial description of Europa, also applies to other mythological figures such as Diana, Dione, Venus and the blue-eyed Minerva.
The mythical age of Greece and Crete is contemporaneous with the Golden age of Phoenicia and Israel and by the time Greece reached its Golden age, Phoenicia and Israel were no longer world powers.
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 Europa and the Sea Bull: The Missing Link Between Phoenicia and France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
One of the strange legends of the Phoenicians involves the disappearance of Europa, the daughter of Canaan
Herodotus says that the story of Europa was based on a real incident, and that she was in fact an historical personage.
So it is that the sea bull of Europa is one in the same as the Quinotaur of the Merovingian kings, and as the Quinotaur was the legendary father of European monarchs, the mother was Europa, after whom they named their continent.
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 General outline for paper
Europa with her sisters was gathered at a river where they had met often to enjoy the wonders of every day.
Her mischievous son Cupid shot one of his arrows into the heart of Zues causing him to fall madly in love with Europa.
The bull may be a reminder of the mythical origins to us with the focus on the minotaur and the legend of the minotaur in the labyrinth.
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 Recuperación del Quebrantahuesos en los Picos de Europa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The ascent of “Naranjo de Bulnes” or “Pico Urriellu” mythical peak (2519 m) took place last September 19th, and it was aimed at documenting by editing a video the extinction process of bearded vulture in the Picos de Europa mountain range.
The National Park of the Picos de Europa, at 64,660 ha, is an area of great importance for the birds, whose ecology and distribution are associated with high mountain areas.
The Picos de Europa constitute the most prominent mountainous unit of the Cantabrian Range, and from a biogeographical point of view, it is located in the Atlantic region, in the Province of Orocantábrica, the Ubiñense-picoeuropeano sector and the Picoeuropeo sub-sector.
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Ounce upon a time a mythical empire was ruled by a great leader by the name of Dux Georgius Frutex (Bush).
Having inherited the empire he also was responsible for a military command in a mythical country called Gallia a large land consisting of various tribes loosely held together by a sort of common culture.
He had at his disposal many milites (solders) from the empire but as in all things their number was limited by the resources and will of the people.
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 Myth and Meaning at ISU: Theseus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Typical of mythic heroes, Theseus is involved in several heroic journeys, including the voyage of the Argonauts.
Typical of mythic heroes, Theseus mellows with age and becomes a good king, offering sanctuary to Oedipus and providing succor to widows/orphans (something Pericles will remind his audience is an Athenian attribute).
Typical of mythic heroes, he is spotted long after his purported death (Elvis, anyone?).
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The population of Europe in 2001 was estimated to be 666,498,000: roughly one ninth of the world's population.
In ancient Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted by a bull-shaped Zeus and taken to the island of Crete, where she gave birth to Minos.
For Homer, Europa (Greek: Ευρώπη) was a mythological queen of Crete, not a geographical designation.
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 Edmund Husserl: Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity
At the same time, obviously, attention is constantly directed also to the ordinary world ruled by these mythical powers and to the human and infrahuman beings belonging to it (these, incidentally, unsettled in their own essential being, are also open to the influence of mythical factors).
Thus it is proper to the theoretical attitude of the philosopher that he is more and more predetermined to devote his whole future life, in the sense of a universal life, to the task of theoria, to build theoretical knowledge upon theoretical knowledge in infinitum.
Gods in the plural, mythical powers of every kind, are objects belonging to the environing world, on the same level of reality as animal or man. In the concept of God, the singular is essential.
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 Jupiter: A Few Mysteries Still Surround the Giant Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system; Io is about the same size as Earth's Moon and the most volcanic body in the solar system; and Europa has a liquid ocean beneath the frozen crust that scientists think contains life.
NASA is currently developing plans to send a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa to measure the thickness of the surface ice and to detect an underlying liquid ocean if it exists.
Using an instrument called a radar sounder to bounce radio waves through the ice, the Europa Orbiter would be able to detect an ice-water interface, perhaps as little as 1 km below the surface.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/solar_system/69925   (939 words)

The island of Crete, for those of you who might not know, was the basis, according to Cheikh Anta Diop and Martin Bernal, of the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.
He wanted her so much that one day when Europa (an African woman?) was at the sea shore Zeus turned into a white bull and laid down in front of her.
Europa was entranced by the bull, jumped on his back and away Zeus flew with her to the island of Crete.
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