Jupiter Europen. The story of Jupiter and Europa is well known. That god, having transformed himself into a bull, deceived her and carried her off. The true history is this: Europa was the daughter of Agenor king of Phoenicia. Jupiter at that time reigned in Crete. Admiring Europa, and not being able to obtain her in any other way, he sailed for Phoenicia in a ship, which had on its stern the figure of a bull, and carried her off by stealth. Hence the fable took its rise.
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