Europa

Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase about 450 BC. Okayama, Kurashike Ninagawa MuseumMythical daughter of a Phoenician king. Zeus fell in love with her and seduced her by turning himself into a beautiful bull. He carries her on his back to Crete, where she bears three sons who are to be Judges in the Underworld.

Above: Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase about 450 BC. Okayama, Kurashike Ninagawa Museum © Kurashike Ninagawa Museum