May 24, 2005

*What's Your Sign: Taurus

(Previously, Aries)

Taurus, or the Bull, is another constellation Zeus put in the sky to commemorate some great event. In this case, the event was his shagging the lovely Europa. He fell in love with her from afar, and transformed himself into a white bull so he could hang around the herds she often walked near. Europa became enchanted with the bull, and one day climbed on his back to ride along the beach. When he swam out to the island of Crete, Europa was forced to hang on for the ride. Europa bore three sons, including future king of Crete, Minos. Zeus named Europe after his conquest, and put the Bull constellation in the sky to remember her by.

Posted by Jennifer at May 24, 2005 03:00 PM