In Greek mythology , Europa (in ancient Greek Εὐρώπη Europe) was a woman Phoenician of Tyre would end up giving its name to the European continent . There are two different myths about Europe came to the Greek world: in the most familiar was seduced by the god Zeus transformed into a bull , who took her to Crete to backs, but on the other account Herodotus who was kidnapped by Minoans , who took her also to Crete. Europe can not be separated from the mythology of the sacred bull , which had been worshiped in the Levant . [ citation needed ] The etymology of his name (ευρυ-'width' or 'broad' + οπ-'eye (s)' or ' face ') has been compared with the epithet γλαυκώπις glaukopis attributed to Athena .
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