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Europa and Zeus: Europa was the Cretan Moon Goddess who was adopted into Greek myth as a virgin Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull, raped by him, and subsequently abandoned. Somewhat miraculously Hera was distracted during her affair with Zeus and never punished her for it.  One morning Europa and her companions went gathering flowers by the sea. Zeus noticed this charming group, particularly Europa, who was the prettiest of the maidens. Zeus appeared to the group as…

Europa and Zeus: Europa was the Cretan Moon Goddess who was adopted into Greek myth as a virgin Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull, raped by him, and subsequently abandoned. Somewhat miraculously Hera was distracted during her affair with Zeus and never punished her for it. One morning Europa and her companions went gathering flowers by the sea. Zeus noticed this charming group, particularly Europa, who was the prettiest of the maidens. Zeus appeared to the group as…

Greek Metope from Selinunte, Sicily, depicts the abduction of Europa

Greek Metope from Selinunte, Sicily, depicts the abduction of Europa

The Rape Of Europa. paintings by Nikolai Burdykin

The Rape Of Europa. paintings by Nikolai Burdykin

ABDUCTION of EUROPA is an original limited edition linocut, by Natalia Moroz and dated 2003.   According to Greek mythology, Zeus fell in love with Europa, a beautiful princess, lived by the Phoenician sea. One day when she played with her friends in the meadows, he transformed himself into a bull and approached her. Then, Zeus abducted the princess, crossed the sea, and reached Crete. There, Europa gave birth to three children.

ABDUCTION of EUROPA is an original limited edition linocut, by Natalia Moroz and dated 2003. According to Greek mythology, Zeus fell in love with Europa, a beautiful princess, lived by the Phoenician sea. One day when she played with her friends in the meadows, he transformed himself into a bull and approached her. Then, Zeus abducted the princess, crossed the sea, and reached Crete. There, Europa gave birth to three children.

(Jean François de Troy - The Abduction of Europa. 1716.detail (French, 1679 - 1752 ),   oil on canvas,  Chester Dale Fund    National Gallery of Art, Washington

(Jean François de Troy - The Abduction of Europa. 1716.detail (French, 1679 - 1752 ), oil on canvas, Chester Dale Fund National Gallery of Art, Washington

"The Abduction Of Europa" -- Detail -- 1632 -- Rembrandt van Rijn -- Dutch -- Oil on oak -- J. Paul Getty Museum -- Los Angeles, California

"The Abduction Of Europa" -- Detail -- 1632 -- Rembrandt van Rijn -- Dutch -- Oil on oak -- J. Paul Getty Museum -- Los Angeles, California

Sello: EUROPA/CEPT Sculptures - The Abduction of Europa (Chipre) (Europa C.E.P.T.) Mi:CY 409,Yt:CY 401

Sello: EUROPA/CEPT Sculptures - The Abduction of Europa (Chipre) (Europa C.E.P.T.) Mi:CY 409,Yt:CY 401

Noël-Nicolas Coypel, The Abduction of Europa, 1726-1727

Noël-Nicolas Coypel, The Abduction of Europa, 1726-1727

Rembrandt, The Abduction of Europa, 1632, detail

Rembrandt, The Abduction of Europa, 1632, detail

The Abduction of Europa, Noël-Nicolas Coypel, 1726-7

The Abduction of Europa, Noël-Nicolas Coypel, 1726-7