Friday, October 2, 2009

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The referendum presents a good opportunity to examine the mythical figure of Europa, said to have inspired the name for the continent. Daughter of Phoenix, she was abducted by a lustful Zeus (in the form of a bull) whilst playing on the seashore. She then bore him two sons. The figure of Europa was very popular with artists in antiquity. One of most famous paintings is the representation by Titian. Europa features on the Greek 2 Euro coin.