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1

How does Zeus get Europa?

abducts Europa in the form of a bull - carries her across sea to Crete

2

Who is Zeus' and Europa's child?

Minos

3

Who does King Agenor order to find his daughter?

his son (Europa's brother) Cadmus

4

Where does Cadmus and his men come across?

Delphi - Pythia tells Cadmus to forget Europa and to buy a cow - follow it it lies down and start a new city there

5

What is the new city named?

Cadmeia

6

What happen to the men when they go out to find some water for Cadmus?

find natural spring sacred to Ares protected by serpent which kills all of his men - Cadmus slays the serpent

7

What does Athena tell Cadmus to do since he is alone?

to sow the serpents teeth to make "Spartoi" (not spartans)

8

What does Cadmus do to the Spartoi? What happens?

throws a stone in their midst - fight ensure until only 5 are left

9

What must Cadmus do for killing the serpent?

serve Ares for 8 years

10

What do the gods give Cadmus?

Harmonia, daughter of Ares and Aphrodite

11

What is given at Harmonia and Cadmus' wedding?

Necklace for Harmonia by Hephaistos

12

Who are Cadmus' and Harmonia's children?

Ino (driven insane by Hera)
Autonoe (mother of Actaion)
Semele (mother of Dionysos)
Agave (mother of Pentheus)

13

The next four rulers after Cadmus and what happens with them

Pentheus --> destroyed by Agave/Dionysos
Labdacus --> a bastard grandson of Cadmus, does not rule long
Laius --> Labdacus' son, just an infant can not rule
Lycus --> son of Chthenius, one of the Spartoi