In Greek mythology, the daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. Her beauty inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her off across the sea to Crete. After bearing Zeus three sons, she married the king of Crete, who adopted her sons. They grew up to become King Minos of Crete, King Rhadamanthus of the Cyclades, and Prince Sarpedon of Lycia. On Crete she was worshiped under the name Hellotis. The continent of Europe is named for her.
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Europa: forty and fabulous ; As the Europa Hotel celebrates its 40th birthday Victoria O'Hara reveals 40 fascinating facts about Belfast's most famous place to stay and the favourite haunt of presidents, politicians and celebrities
Aug 25, 2011; 1The Europa Hotel is famously known as 'Europe's most bombed Hotel'. 2The hotel was damaged 33 times by IRA bombs between...