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In Greek meethology, Europa (Greek: Εὐρώπη Eurṓpē) wis the mither o Keeng Minos o Crete, a woman wi Phoenician origin o heich lineage,[1] an for whom the continent Europe wis named.

The Abduction of Europa, Jean-François de Troy.jpg
Europa an the bull depictit bi Jean-François de Troy (1716)
Abode Crete
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Childer Minos, Rhadamanthys, Sarpedon/ Crete
Parents Agenor an Telephassa or Phoenix an Perimede
Siblins Cadmus, Cilix, Phoenix


  1. Oxford English Dictionary (online ed.). headword "Europe": Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 May 2012.