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In Greek mythology, a princess of Tyre who was courted by Zeus in the form of a bull. She was carried off by him to Crete, where she bore him three sons (Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon). The continent of Europe is said to be named after her, although Herodotus thinks this is unlikely since she was a Phoenician, and not from mainland Europe.

Subjects: Religion.

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