Zeus' Conquests

Zeus took on many guises when pursuing his romantic interests. He transformed into a swan to 

This painting includes an image of a woman embracing a swan. The woman is Leda, seduced by Zeus disguised as a swan. From this seduction, Leda later gave birth to Helen who later became entangled in the crisis between the Achaeans and the Trojans.
The story of Zeus seduction of Europa may have its origins in very ancient Crete. According to the myth, Zeus disguised himself as a bull in order to seduce Europa, a Phoenician. If the myth did originate on ancient Crete, the bull was a sacred animal and therefore may align with their religious beliefs.
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