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  Encyclopedia Mythica: The celestial bodies
Europa is the sixth of Jupiter's known satellites and the fourth largest; it is the second of the Galilean moons.
In Greek mythology Tethys was the personification of the fertile ocean; wife of Oceanus.
In Greek mythology Dysnomia is a daughter of Eris and a daemon of lawlessness.
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Europa was the daughter of Agenor, and was beloved by Zeus.
Europa afterwards married Asterius, the king of Crete.
Europa is also the name of a daughter of Tityus, and mother of Euphemus.
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/europa.html   (133 words)

 Europa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Europa is one of the few moons in the solar system with the possibility of a liquid water environment friendly to life.
Zeus (Jupiter), the King of the gods according to Greek mythology, saw Europa as she was gathering flowers by the sea a nd immediately fell in love with her.
Europa is a bit smaller than Earth's Moon and has one of the brightest surfaces in the solar system.
home.xtra.co.nz /hosts/Wingmakers/Europa.html   (1302 words)

 Europa - LoveToKnow 1911
EUROPA (or rather, Europe), in Greek mythology, according to Homer (Iliad, xiv.
The beauty of Europa fired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from her native Phoenicia to Crete, where 2 New ed.
Some consider Europa to be a moon-goddess; others explain the story by saying that she was carried off by a king of Crete in a ship decorated with the figure-head of a bull.
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 Europa, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Europa was carried off from Phoenicia to Crete, and was never found by the Phoenician relatives who sought her.
And King Epaphus 1 of Egypt, from whom sprang the Libyans and the Ethiopians, was the founder of the city of Memphis in Egypt and the son of Zeus and Io, the girl who was once turned into a cow, but who is one of the Three Main Ancestors.
Cadmus, another of Europa's brothers, went with his mother Telephassa to Thrace, where he stayed for some time, before coming to Boeotia, where he founded the city of Cadmea, which was later called Thebes.
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 Jupiter's Moon Europa
The rock layer of Europa (drawn to correct relative scale) is in turn surrounded by a shell of water in ice or liquid form (shown in blue and white and drawn to the correct relative scale).
Europa's water should have frozen long ago, but warming could be occurring due to the tidal tug of war with Jupiter and neighboring moons.
Europa's density indicates that it has a shell of water ice as thick as 100 kilometers (about 60 miles), parts of which could be liquid.
www.solarviews.com /eng/europa.htm   (2045 words)

 Europa, the Phoenician Princess
Overwhelmed by love for Europa, Zeus transformed himself into the form of a magnificent white bull and appeared in the sea shore where Europa was playing with her maidens.
Europa became the first queen of Crete and had by Zeus three sons: King Minos of Crete, King Rhadamanthus of the Cyclades Islands, and, according to some legends, Prince Sarpedon of Lycia.
However, some say that the Bull who carried Europa was the same Cretan Bull that Heracles enjoined in one of his labours, which in turn could be the same Bull, that was sent by Poseidon to King Minos of Crete, and that later, consorting with the king's wife Pasiphae, became the progenitor of the Minotaur.
phoenicia.org /europa.html   (1088 words)

 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Europa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Europa was gathering wildflowers in a seaside meadow when she came upon a beautiful white bull.
Europa was carried off to the island of Crete, where she became the mother of King Minos.
Europa's brother Cadmus was charged with the duty of finding his sister and securing her return.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/europa.html   (323 words)

 Europa in Greek mythology
Europa was a pretty daughter of Agenor – a lord of the Phoenician town Sidon.
Because he wanted to capture her heart, he changed into a snow-white bull and arrived at the meadow where Europa was playing with her playmates.
Europa settled at the Crete and gave birth to two sons – Minos and Radamanthys (some sources mention a third son – Sarpedon).
www.europa.astrowww.pl /en/mitologia.htm   (165 words)

 Europa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europa, a small island in the Indian Ocean which is a possession of France, part of the Îles Éparses
Europa rocket was an early expendable launch system project of the European Launcher Development Organisation, precursor to the European Space Agency's Ariane family of launch systems.
Europa (New Zealand), a oil company that operated in New Zealand until 1989 when it was sold to BP.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europa   (275 words)

 Rape of Europa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Europa and her friends were at the meadow by the sea, happily gathering wild flowers on a mild Spring day.
Europa was the beautiful Phoenician princess, daughter of the king of Tyre, Agenor.
Europa's brother Cadmus had to find and return his sister which led him to be the founder of the Greek city of Thebes.
waltm.net /europa.htm   (280 words)

 MythNET - Europa
Europa, the daughter of King Sidon, woke early one morning, disturbed by a bad dream.
In the midst of Europa's cutting, Zeus was subdued, not by the pretty scent, but by the arrow, which was planted into his heart by that the mischievous Cupid.
Europa and her companions were not afraid of this unique bull's gentle appearance, not to mention their desire to mount him.
www.classicsunveiled.com /mythnet/html/europa.html   (417 words)

In Greek mythology, Europa was the daughter of Agenor, a Phoenician king.
Europa probably comes from eurus "wide" and ops "eye," meaning someone who is wide-eyed or with big eyes.
Still, Europa's Phoenician origins are symbolically important, as is the story of her own and her family's settlement of a wide expanse of land to the west of Phoenicia.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/ces/MiscHTML/europa.html   (360 words)

Europa is one of the four largest satellites, or Galileon moons of Jupiter.
The changing distance from Europa and Jupiter cause the tides in the hypothetical ocean to rise and fall as Europa is closer to and farther from the planet, respectively.
Europa (mythology), in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor, the Phonician king of Tyre, and sister of Cadmus, the legendary founder of Thebes.
www.msu.edu /user/russe153/europa.html   (762 words)

 Europa - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Europa yoorō´pe, in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor and Telephassa.
El Papa ante Europa: Juan Pablo II acaba de hacer publica la exhortacion apostolica Ecclesia en Europa, fruto del segundo sinodo de obispos para el Viejo Continente.
Europa: promesas incumplidas: no hace falta renunciar al modelo social europeo.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-europa-myt.html   (308 words)

 Europa - Mythology
Europa was the daughter of the King of Agenor (some verions say the king of Phoenica).
Europa became pregnant and bore two children; Minos, the owner of the Minotaur, and Rhadamanthus, both sons became judges of the dead in the underworld.
Europa eventually married the King of Crete, who adopted her two sons.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art5539.asp   (234 words)

 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Europa's dream, the continent Asia argued that since Europa had been born in Asia she belonged to Asia.
In the morning, Europa went off with her companions--a group of young ladies--to gather flowers by the sea.
This scene is the subject of a painting by 16th century Italian renaissance painter Titian, "The Rape of Europa." They were soon joined by a procession of gods, making Europa realize that the white bull must also be a god.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /galileo/About/mythology.html   (1173 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Lovers Europa and Zeus in Myth and Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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)

 Europa (mythology) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Europa (mythology), in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor, the Phoenician king of Tyre, and sister of Cadmus, the legendary founder of Thebes.
Kidnapping : folklore, legend, and myth: abduction of Europa by Zeus
Rhadamanthus, in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Europa and the brother of Minos, king of Crete.
encarta.msn.com /Europa_(mythology).html   (137 words)

Europa (Greek Ευρωπη) was a Levantine woman in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe was ultimately taken.
According to mythology, her children were fathered by Zeus.
The continent of Europe is called Europa in all Germanic languages except English, Hungarian (Európa) and in all Slavic languages that use the Latin alphabet, as well as in Greek and Latin.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Europa.html   (699 words)

 Europa - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Europa (astronomy), large moon of the planet Jupiter that scientists suspect may have an ocean under its icy surface.
On July 13, 1995, five months before Galileo’s arrival at Jupiter, the atmospheric probe was released from the spacecraft to fly on its own toward...
- Phoenician princess: in Greek mythology, a Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus and taken to the island of Crete.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Europa   (151 words)

 The Mythology of the Constellations
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.
Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto were all desired--and taken by force--by Jupiter.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/myth.html   (376 words)

 Europa, the Beast, and Revelation
The name Europa is considered Greek; whether this particular myth is Cretan or Phoenician in origin the evidence does not seem sufficient to determine (Peri Tes Syries Theoy De Dea Syria Concerning the Syrian Goddess by Lucian of Samosata 2nd Century C.E., http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/2938/deasyria1.html 4/08/04).
According to Greek mythology the chief Greek god Zeus fell in love with the human daughter of the Phoenician king, named Europa; in the shape of a white bull he abducted her, and had three sons through her.
Europa, the daughter of Telephassa, "the one who shines from afar", might have been a figure for the moon, each morning eloping with the solar bull and each night appearing brilliant on the dark sky (Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mfa.gr/english/greece/through_time/mythology/europa.html 4/10/04).
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Zeus, the King of the gods, according to Greek mythology, saw Europa, the beautiful daughter of the Phoenician king of Tyre ‘Agenor’;, as she was gathering flowers by the Mediterranean Sea and fell in love with her.
Europa became the first queen of Crete and had three sons with Zeus: King Minos of Crete, King Rhadamanthus of the Cyclades Islands, and Prince Sarpedon of Lycia.
After his death Zeus reproduced the shape of the white bull that was used to seduce Europa, in the stars.
www.phoenix-c-g.com /text/thelegend.htm   (435 words)

In the myth, Europa is the daughter of the King of Phoenicia.
By tracing the mythology of Egypt to where it appears hundreds of years later in Greece, it is indicative of the migrations of those people who were carried the myth.
In Greek mythology, Rhea had to hide her son Zeus from Cronus because he was devouring his own children, so she carried her baby to the Island of Crete.
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 Europa (mythology) - MSN Encarta
One morning, when Europa was gathering flowers by the seashore, the god Zeus saw her and fell in love with her.
Among the sons she bore him were Minos and Rhadamanthus, both of whom became judges of the dead.
The abduction of Europa has been the subject of paintings by many artists, including Italians Paolo Veronese and Titian.
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 mccrery on more's utopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Greek mythology contends that Europe was formed by the desire of Zeus, King of the Gods.
Enamored of Europa, daughter of the Phoenician king, Zeus disguised himself as a white bull, luring the girl to climb upon his back.
Kidnapping Europa, Zeus ensconced her on the island of Crete where she bore his children and became the mother of modern Europe ("Europa").
athena.english.vt.edu /~exlibris/essays02/McCrery.html   (1635 words)

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