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ID: 901000427
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000427
Record Type: Event/Narrative

Abduction of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative)

Note: In Greek mythology, the beauty of Europa inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from Phoenicia to Crete. There she bore Zeus three sons: Minos, ruler of Crete; Rhadamanthys, ruler of the Cyclades Islands; and, according to some legends, Sarpedon, ruler of Lycia. She later married Asterius, the king of Crete, who adopted her sons.

Names:
Abduction of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative) (preferred,English-P,D,P)
Rape of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative) (English,U,P)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek narratives> (P)
............Abduction of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative) (I)
Related Iconography:
actor is .... Europa
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Europa (Greek character)) [901001030]
actor is .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]

Sources:
Abduction of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 92B1218 Jupiter, usually in the shape of a white bull, abducts Europa ...
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Rape of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative)
................Grove Art Online (2008-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Grove Art Online (2008-)
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/882/rembrandt-harmensz-van-rijn-the-abduction-of-europa-dutch-1632/

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