Zeus Lovers

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ZEUS LOVERS, Height: 30 cm, 12 inch, Edition: 50 pieces

The greek sky god ZEUS had easy access to women of the world and took full advantage of it. Also, his power as supreme god made him difficult to resist. The list of his love affairs is impressive and well documented in fine arts. Once, he had set his eye upon Europa.

Europa was the daughter of the King Agenor of Sidon. She had a dream one night in which two continents, which were in the forms of women, were arguing over Europa. Asia maintained that since Europa had been born in Asia she belonged to it. The other continent, which was nameless, said that her birth was not important, and that Zeus would give her to it.

It was early morning and Europa, disturbed by the dream, did not go back to sleep. She summoned her companions, who were all daughters of nobility and her age. It was a beautiful day and they went off gathering flowers by the sea. Zeus noticed this charming group, particularly Europa, who was the prettiest of the maidens.
Zeus appeared to the group as a white bull. A white bull more beautiful then any other. A bull that smelled of flowers, and moved musically. A bull so obviously gentle that all the maidens rushed to stroke and pet it.
The bull laid down in front of Europa. She slid on his back. Instantly, the bull charged off, plunged into the sea, and began to swim rapidly from the shore. Europa saw that a procesion had joined them, Nereids riding dolphins, Triton blowing his horn, even Poseidon. From this she realized that the bull must be a god. She pleaded with him to pity her.
Zeus spoke to her and explained his love. He took her to Crete, where he had been raised. He promised that she would bear him many famous sons. They included Minos I and Rhamadanthus.

Height: 30 cm, 12 inch
Edition: 50 pieces

ZEUS LOVERS, Height: 30 cm, 12 inch, Edition: 50 pieces