Cretan bull

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Cretan bull,

in Greek mythology, giant bull that Hercules captured as his seventh labor. Some versions of the legend state that this bull was the same one that carried Europa to Crete; others claim that it was the beautiful white bull loved by Pasiphaë.

Cretan bull

sacred to Poseidon; sent to Minos. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 68]
See: Bull

Cretan bull

savage bull caught by Hercules as seventh Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
See: Quarry
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GREEK TEXT OMITTED] ), which in her case included entertaining Theseus, passing on his way to encounter the Marathonian bull (fr.
Just as Theseus' heroic defeat of the Marathonian bull is almost forgotten in favour of the humble entertainment offered by Hecale and her life-story,(6) so the tumults of communal dissension at Rome take second place to the tale of Anna's cakes.
6)For the apparent brevity of the description of Theseus' defeat of the Marathonian bull in the Hecale cf.