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BEWARE THE LAMB. Europa: The Woman and the Bull. The Abduction of Europa by Zeus as a Great White Bull. Europa – Woman and the Bull. Europa is an earth goddess of Babylonian origin having blue eyes and golden hair.

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europa woman and the bull

The Abduction of Europa by Zeus as a Great White Bull

Europa – Woman and the Bull

  • Europa is an earth goddess of Babylonian origin having blue eyes and golden hair.
  • The bull is the form and disguise taken by Jupiter (Zeus), who carried her away.
  • In ancient times, the bull represented commerce.
    • This could be where we get the Wall Street term, “a bull market.”
it s been a bull market for a long time
It’s been a Bull Market for a long time…

All over the ancient Middle East we find reference to the bull which is used as a symbol of strength and fertility, as well as to bull gods.

El, the supreme deity of the decadent Canaanite pantheon, was often called “the Bull El” (he was a fertility god).

Baal, the god of fertility, storms, rain, and vegetation, is also called the Bull. Similarly among the Hittites, Aramaeans, and Babylonians, the bull gods were a dominant feature of their religions, not to mention the many bull and calf-cults linked closely to the Egyptian god Horus.

Cattle cults among the Cushite peoples of Ethiopia and India may be found to this day!

In Mithraism, bull worship was an important aspect of their beliefs

Both Roman and Babylonian culture was fully engaged and steeped in Bull worship and symbolism.

Some believe the orgin of the modern stock market phrase “a Bull Market” has its origins in the ancient worship of the Bull as the symbol of strength and fertility.

europa the phoenician princess overwhelmed zeus with love
Europa, the Phoenician Princess Overwhelmed Zeus with Love

Europa was the beautiful daughter of the Phoenician king of Tyre, Agenor. Zeus, the King of the gods according to Greek mythology, saw Europa as she was gathering flowers by the sea and immediately fell in love with her.

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. The great bull walked gently over to where Europa stood and knelt at her feet. The appearance and movements of the bull were so gentle that Europa spread flowers about his neck and dared to climb upon his back overcoming her natural fear of the great animal.

But suddenly, the bull rushed over the sea abducting Europa. Only then the bull revealed its true identity and took Europa to the Mediterranean island of Crete. There, Zeus cast off the shape of the white bull, and back into his human form, made Europa his lover beneath a simple cypress tree. 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. She later married the king of Crete, who adopted her sons, and she was worshiped under the name of Hellotis in Crete, where the festival Hellotia was held in her honour. At last, Zeus reproduced the shape of the white bull, used by Zeus to seduce Europa, in the stars. Even today we can recognize its shape in the constellation Taurus.

The name Europa was given to one of Jupiter's 16 original moons. Europa is special, because it is one of the few moons in our solar system that may have liquid water. by Salim George Khalaf

how was she abducted europa s brother search for her
How Was She Abducted?Europa's Brother Search for Her

How Was She Abducted?

When Zeus turned himself into a Bull, mounted Europa on his back he conveyed her through the sea from Phoenicia to Crete. 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.

Europa's Brother Search for Her

When Europa disappeared on the back of the Bull, Agenor sent out his sons in search of her, ordering them not to return until they had found their sister.

Cilix, Europa's brother went out in his search and ended up in Cilicia in Asia Minor, a region called after him, where he became king after giving up the search.

Cadmus, another of Europa's brothers, went with his mother Telephassa to Thrace and stayed there for some time, before coming to Boeotia, where he founded the city of Cadmea, which was later called Thebes. For when Telephassa died Cadmus went to Delphi to inquire about Europa, and the Oracle told him not to worry about her sister, but instead, following a cow, found a city wherever the animal would lay down to rest. And the cow rested in the spot where today the city of Thebes is.

Another brother, Thasus, having sailed from Tyre in his search of Europa, gave up and settled in an island off Thrace and founded a city, Thasus, called after himself. Meanwhile, another brother, Phoenix set out for Africa, and remained there. by Salim George Khalaf

europa s family presents to europa last heard of europa
Europa's FamilyPresents to Europa. Last Heard of Europa

Europa's Family

After having children with Zeus, Europa married Asterius 3, son of Tectamus, son of Dorus, son of Hellen, son of Deucalion, the man who survived the Flood. Tectamus had sailed to Crete with Aeolians and Pelasgians, becoming on his arrival king of the island, and it is during the time when he was king of Crete that Zeus carried off Europa from Phoenicia. Tectamus' mother was daughter of Cretheus, son of Aeolus, brother of Dorus.

Presents to Europa.

Zeus gave Europa presents. One of them was a wonderful dog called Laelaps which was so swift that no beast could escape it. He also gave her Talos, a creature made of bronze, who was meant to be the warder of Crete.

Last Heard of Europa

When after some time Cadmus, now king of Cadmea (the future Thebes) married Harmonia, Europa gave her a Necklace which she had received it from Zeus. That was probably the last time someone heard of Europa, and her death was never reported. by Salim George Khalaf

560 540 bc
560-540 BC

Front View from Monopteros in Delphi. Unfortunately the head of the statue is not visible. Shows Europa riding the bull.

Dated around 560 B.C.

Source: Walter, Hans.  GriechischeGötter: Ihr Gestaltwandel aus den Bewußtseinsstufen des Menschen dargestellt an den Bildwerken.  München, Germany: R. Piper & Co. Verlag, 1971. 

Europa, Metope from Temple Y at Selinus, Palermo, Dated around 550-540 B.C. Europa's classic representation is shown here too. Source: Schefold, Karl.  Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.

520bc and 370 bc
520BC and 370 BC

Europa, Caeretan hydria, dated 520 B.C. Rome, Villa Giulia.

Source: Schefold, Karl.  Gods and Heroes in Late Archaic Greek Art.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992

A bronze coin, showing Europa and the Bull, riding the sea waves. Dated around 370 B.C. Switzerland.

Source: Walter, Hans.   GriechischeGötter: Ihr Gestaltwandel aus den Bewußtseinsstufen des Menschen dargestellt an den Bildwerken.  München, Germany: R. Piper & Co. Verlag, 1971. 

16 th and 17 th century paintings
16th and 17th Century Paintings

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Dutch, 1632

by 16th century Italian renaissance painter Titian

"The Abduction of Europa" by Francois Boucher (1703-1770).Painting (1734). Image courtesy of the Reunion des Musees Nationaux.
woman riding a bull historic symbols
Woman riding a Bull historic symbols

1996 Dutch 5 Euro Coin

1992 German ECU Coin

1948 German 5 Mark note

Note: Current Euro currency being circulated was issued on 1 Jan 2002

magazine article art
Magazine article art

Time magazine article on United Europe contained the above graphic

Cover of May 2000 Der Spiegel magazine

greek 1 and 2 coins
Greek: €1 and €2 coins

This coin depicts a scene from a mosaic in Sparta (third century AD), showing Europa being abducted by Zeus, who has taken the form of a bull. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology after whom Europe was named.

Edge lettering of the 2 euro coin: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ * (Hellenic Republic).

Euro and Europe are shown in Greek and Latin.

  • This coin shows an owl, copied from an ancient Athenian 4 drachma coin (fifth century BC).
    • Note: The Owl, an ancient symbol of Greece – is an unclean bird.

Link??: The Woman (Europa) Riding the Beast (Zeus) – Revelation 17

german 1 and 2 coins
German: €1 and €2 coins
  • The Roman (Federal) Eagle (Link??: Obad. 3).
  • Note the seven prominent tail feathers and the “claws of Brass”
    • (Link??: Daniel Chapter 7:19; Rev. 13:1: Rev. 17:9)

€1 and €2 coins: The traditional symbol of German sovereignty, the eagle, surrounded by the stars of Europe, appears on these coins. This motif was designed by Heinz and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer. Edge lettering of the 2 euro coin: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT (unity, justice and freedom) and the emblem of the Federal Eagle.

Cover of May 2000 Der Spiegel magazine

france 1 and 2 coins
France: €1 and €2 coins:

EUR 1 and EUR 2 coins: A tree, drawn by the artist Joaquim Jiminez, appears on these coins, symbolising life, continuity and growth. It is contained in a hexagon and is surrounded by the motto of the Republic "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité". Edge lettering of the 2 euro coin: 2 * *, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.

  • Link??: The Great Tree of the Earth - Daniel Chapter 4
    • Extolling “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” – Rev 16

Cover of May 2000 Der Spiegel magazine

france 50c 20c 10c coins
France: 50c, 20c & 10c coins

10, 20 and 50 cent coins: The theme of the sower is a constant in the history of the French franc. Designed by Laurent Jorlo, "this modern, timeless graphic represents France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe".

Link??: Kingdom parable of Matthew 13: The Sower and the Seed

italian 5c 50c and 2 coins
Italian: 5c, 50c and €2 coins

This shows the Flavius amphitheatre, which Emperor Vespasian began building around 75 AD and Emperor Titus inaugurated in 80 AD.

The Roman Coliseum, built by the wealth plundered from Judea in AD 70.

This depicts a portrait drawn by Raphaël of Dante Alighieri, housed in the Pope Julius II Wing of the Vatican Palace.

Edge lettering of the 2 euro coin: 2 *, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.

Link??: The man of Sin ?? – 2 Thess. 2

This depicts the statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback.

Link??: Rider on a horse riding on the grid of the earth – Rev 6:2

500 note
500€ note

Many Euro-Currency Notes from 5 to 500 Euro prominently display Church landmarks on the front face and bridges on the reverse.

To some this is a reminder of the role that the Papacy has to play in the European union as the self acclaimed Pontifex Maximus, or “Supreme Pontiff,” which, historically, belonged to the High Priest of the college of pagan priests, and Chief Engineer of structures over the Tiber, the so-called “Great Bridge Builder” of Pagan Rome, and now Europe!

Each currency note is displays 12 stars. To some a link to Rev 12 (dubious link).

Modern 20th Century Architecture

100 and 200 note
100€ and 200€ note

Baroque and Rococo Architecture

Iron and Glass Architecture

20 and 50 note
20€ and 50€ note

Gothic Architecture

Renaissance Architecture

5 and 10 note
5€ and 10€ note

Classical Architecture

Romanesque Architecture