Myth Monday: Taurus


Taurus season has trampled by! This earth sign is known for being intelligent, dependable, dedicated and stubborn. But does the story behind this constellation have anything in common with its astrological traits?


In the Greek myth, Zeus fell in love with Europa, a Phoenician princess. In order to gain her attention and affection, Zeus disguised himself as a white bull. Europa was intrigued, approached the bull, and mounted its back. Zeus (disguised as the bull) then carried Europa across the sea to the island of Crete. Once the bull disguise had made itself useful, Zeus cast it into the sky where it now lives-- as the constellation Taurus.


Outside of the myth: The Taurus Constellation houses the Pelaides star cluster. This star cluster has been used across the world for the purposes of time tracking and story telling.

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