"Slowly, slowly down the broad dry beach, first in the shallow waves the great god set his spurious hooves, then sauntered further out till in the open sea he bore his prize. Fear filled her heart, as, gazing back, she saw the fast receding sands..."
Did you ever wonder where "Europe" got its name? Or how the Minoan civilization came to be? Or why Jupiter disguised himself as a naughty (and nautical!) white bull? The story of Jupiter and Europa answers all these questions!
It features a lustful god whose magical transformation into a bull lured an innocent girl away from her family, friends, and home; a beautiful princess by the name of Europa, after whom the entire continent of Europe, and one of the planet Jupiter’s moons, are named; the seizure of the latter by the former–of the princess by the god; a bull swimming across the sea to a distant island called Crete; and the great king born of a bizarre union.
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What is Finneran's Wake - For Kids! ?
Wondrous tales of heroes and myths for your child’s enlightenment (and your entertainment!) Gather your little ones, ready your minds, and join me, as we embark together (all of us!—parents included!) on fantastic adventures in distant lands. Here, on Finneran’s Wake, you’ll find THE greatest stories ever told, the stories passed down from one generation to the next since the dawn of time, by which our great culture has been raised, and your child will be too.