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ID: 901001030
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001030
Record Type: Character/Person

Europa (Greek character)

Note: In Greek mythology, the daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. 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, and she was worshipped under the name of Hellotis in Crete.

Names:
Europa (Greek character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Hellotis (Greek character) (English,U,N)
Εὐρώπη (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Europa (Greek character) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Abduction of Europa
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek narratives, Abduction of Europa (Greco-Roman narrative)) [901000427]
parent of .... Minos
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Minos (Greek character)) [901001843]
lover of .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... legendary character
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
associated with .... Europe
..... ULAN Candidate

Sources:
Europa (Greek character)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nb2016018029
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 92B12182 Jupiter and Europa as lovers
Hellotis (Greek character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Εὐρώπη (Greek character)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(mythology)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nb2016018029
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 92B12182 Jupiter and Europa as lovers

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