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Abduction of Europe monument & Mary Magdaliny Orthodox Church

Abduction of Europe (Europa) monument
Tram stop 9 Fontanskaya Doroga (Фонтанская дорога)
Intersection of Krasny Zor (Красных Зорь)

Architectural and artistic composition "Abduction of Europe"
is built to commemorate the
200th anniversary of Odessa,
following an initiative of
Kiev District Council,
Chairman V.P. Romanyuk,
and with participation of
Concern Mirmex Tumanov V.M.
Company "Stroipressmash"
Averbakh I.V.
Architect Chepelev V.I.
Sculptor Tokarev A.P.
September 1994

This monument refers to the myth relating to Europe (Europa), daughter of a Phoenician king. Zeus, the father of all gods, was filled with desire for the Phoenician princess when he saw her playing with her companions on the seashore.

To seduce her, Zeus transformed into a beautiful bull. Europe was impressed by the bull's tameness and climbed on its back. Zeus (still as a bull) galloped off and crossed the sea until they reached the island of Crete. Once on the Mediterranean Island, Zeus again assumed his human outward appearance and had three children with Europe.

This mythology represented the beginning of the Asian settlement of Europe. The name for the continent "Europe" comes from this myth.


Ravnoaposostolnoy Mary Magdaliny Orthodox Church
Krasny Zor 4/6 (Красных Зорь)

This bright red church overlooks the Black Sea.


Continue your virtul tour by traveling to the
Musical Comedy Theater & Dolphin Monument
Return to the Shevchenko Blvd. (Шевченко проспект) areas overview
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