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Europa & Zeus In Greek mythology Europa (/jʊˈroʊpə, jə-/; Greek: Εὐρώπη Eurṓpē) was the mother of King Minos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continent Europe was named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a white bull was a Cretan story; as Kerényi points out "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa".


Stribog ( In the East Slavic mythology, the god of the wind. In the East Slavic mythology, the deity of ancient pantheon, the idol which was established in Kiev in 980. The name Stribog dates back to the ancient roots "Strega" which means "elder", "paternal uncle". In the "Lay" the winds are named Stribozhimi grandchildren that arrows are blowing from the sea, which seems to indicate the atmospheric features Stribog.)


Minoan Bull's Head Rhyton, ca. 1450 B.C. from the Little Palace of Knossos, Crete. (via Ancient Greece, Sparta, Troy)