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.
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