), according to the Iliad
), a daughter of Phoenix, but according to the common tradition a daughter of Agenor, was carried off by Zeus, who had metamorphosed himself into a bull, from Phoenicia to Crete. (Apollod. 3.1.1
; Mosch. 2.7; Hdt. 1.173
; Paus. 7.4.1
; Ov. Met. 2.839
, &c.; Comp. AGENOR.) Europe, as a part of the world, was believed to have received its name from this fabulous Phoenician princess. (Hom. Hymn. in Apoll.
251; Hdt. 4.45
There are two other mythical personages of this name (lies. Theog.
357; Pind. P. 4.46
), which occurs also as a surname of Demeter. (Paus. 9.39.4