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Pasiphaë

(pəsĭf`əē'), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics

Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Pasiphaë,

in Greek mythology: see MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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Pasiphae

(pa-sif -ah-ee) A small satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1908 by the British astronomer Philibert Melotte. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Pasiphae

[pə′sif·ə‚ē]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Jupiter with a diameter of about 35 miles (56 kilometers), orbiting with retrograde motion at a mean distance of about 1.46 × 107 miles (2.35 × 107 kilometers). Also known as Jupiter VIII.

Pasiphaë

positioned inside hollow cow, consummates lust for bull. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 234; Gk. Lit.: Imagines 1:16]
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Daedalus's all-white workbench and tools are sculptural installations rendered flat and otherworldly on-screen, while the wall-mounted pages of personal ads from tabloids that we see Pasiphae trawl in the video bring the myth up to date: QUEEN SEEKS BOVINE FRIEND reads one; another declares TAURUS SEEKS ARIES FOR FARMYARD FUN.
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in both texts the obvious comparison between the matron and Pasiphae is drawn.
2) From Graves the reader learns that Pasiphae is a Cretan moon goddess, from Neumann that the double axe is a Cretan symbol, and from Taretta that bulls satisfy her as the tavern men cannot and that she went to a blacksmith whose axe "blades are sharp" (112).
As in Claude's painting of Europa and the Bull (British Royal Collection, 1667) the bull has yet to carry her off to Crete where, resuming his true shape as Jupiter, he will father King Minos by her, so establishing the unhappy House of Crete, including Queen Pasiphae and her daughters Ariadne and Phaedra.
Pollock occasionally used classical subject matter, as in Shewolf (referencing Romulus and Remus) and Pasiphae.
By comparing the illustrations associated with the bestial myths of Circe, Pasiphae and Andromeda, they suggest that dePizan's treatment of these myths challenges the Ovidian representations of female sexual desire as a dangerous and uncontrollable threat to masculine, heteronormative order.
Even if Medea and Circe used poison and magic, and Cleopatra and Pasiphae were libidinous and mad, we should not condemn the entire female sex as wicked.
I want to mount a woman concealed in the wooden image of Pasiphae.
Who knows, also, that the human character may undergo strange mutations from quadruped sympathy; and that some modern Pasiphae may rival the fables of old?
She compares her plight unfavorably to that of incestuous mothers and daughters or to that of Queen Pasiphae who fell in love with a bull:
Haldane held that Daedalus of Greek mythology was the first biological inventor (the first genetic engineer, we would say) because he was connected with the procreation of the Minotaur through the coupling of Pasiphae and the Cretan bull.