History of Taurus

A legend tells that Zeus fell in love with beautiful Europe, daughter of Agenor, king of Tire & Telephassa, one day when he saw her playing on the beach. Impressed by its beauty, it turned into a white bull with crescent-shaped horns. When the girl approached him, the bull knelt. Then she climbed onto her back, hanging wreaths of flowers on her horns. The bull jumped & carried it to the sea. It swam in Crete, where Zeus united with Europe. From their loves were born three sons, one of whom, Minos, became king of Crete.

Chart of taurus