How did Europe get its name Europe?
It is said that we got the name from Phoenician princess. Her name was Europa.
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Answer . . . Europe is not an island nor a country but a continent which is located Eastward from the U.S. is divided by the North Atlantic ocean. Asia is to it's East. Europ…e comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Countries such as Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland and Luxembourg are some of the countries that make up Europe.. Europe is a large peninsula on the western end of the Eurasian continent, and is located directly north of the African continent, separated from Africa by the Mediterranean Sea. Its eastern limit is the Caucuses mountains. Britain and Ireland are considered part of Europe, as are other adjacent small islands such as parts of Fenno-scandia. It is also located right next to Asia it is one of the biggest continents in the world where is Europe located?
In Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus in bull form and taken to the island of Crete, where she gave birth to Minos, Rhadamanthus and Sa…rpedon. For Homer, Europe (Greek: Îá½ÏÏÏÎ· Eurá¹pÄ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) was a mythological queen of Crete, not a geographical designation. Later Europa stood for mainland Greece, and by 500 BC its meaning had been extended to lands to the north. In etymology one theory suggests the name Europe is derived from the Greek words meaning broad (eurys) and face (ops) - broad having been an epithet of Earth itself in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European religion; see Prithvi (Plataia). A minority, however, suggest this Greek popular etymology is really based on a Semitic word such as the Akkadian erebu meaning "sunset", cognate to Arabic maghreb, Hebrew ma'ariv. (see also Erebus). From the Middle Eastern vantage point, the sun does set over Europe, the lands to the west. Likewise, Asia is sometimes thought to have derived from a Semitic word such as the Akkadian asu, meaning "sunrise", and is the land to the east from a Middle Eastern perspective. For centuries, the Turks used the term Frengistan (land of the Franks) in referring to Europe. The majority of major world languages use words derived from "Europa" to refer to the continent - e.g. Chinese uses the word ÅuzhÅu (ææ´²), which is an abbreviation of the transliterated name ÅuluÃ³bÄ zhÅu (æç¾ å·´æ´²). Answer Europe is named after a woman - Europa. I think the Greek gave these names to all the places they knew - Africa was Africana etc. Europa (ropes) were created to physically separate the enlightened people of Africa (think Pyramids, abundant resources of rich land, foods, gold etc....) from the barbarian people of the northern lands who were fighting their ways out of the recent Ice age and then later the Dark ages.
Europe is one of the worlds seven continents like Africa and Asia
\na fun place to live. I personally prefer eastern and central europe.
Mont Blanc is considered to be the tallest mountain in Europe. Itis located in the Alps of Italy and is 15,781 feet in elevation.
The word ' Europe' comes from the ancient Greek mythological figure, Europa . The Greek god Zeus fell in love with, or at least took a fancy to, Europa, a Phoenician nob…lewoman in this version, and hid among Europa's father's cattle, disguised as a very gentle and hugely attractive white bull. The story goes that Europa, while gathering flowers in her dad's cow paddocks, spotted the bull (Zeus), which spat a crocus at her. Naturally, she climbed onto his back, whereupon he charged off into the Mediterranean and swam to Crete, a large Greek island, which is still there today. On Crete, Zeus explained to the girl that he was really king of the Gods and not a bull at all, and made her Queen Europa the First of Crete. Queen Europa gave birth to three sons by Zeus. There are other ancient legends about Europa, and naturally there are debates about all versions of her tale. Homer wrote that she was, in legend, a queen of Crete. Eventually, the term Europa was used to describe part of northern Greece and much later - before 500 BC - Europa had come to mean other lands further north of Greece in the continent we now know as Europe. Terms originating from the word 'Europa' are used by major non-English-speaking countries to describe the continent of Europe. The actual origin of the word 'Europa' before it was used as the name of the lady of the legend is not at all clear. Ancient Greek, Indo-European, Arabic, and Hebrew, are among suggestions offered, but since our knowledge of where those languages originated is extremely limited, there really is no way to tell where the word originally came from and to whom, or what, it referred. Incidentally, legend goes that Minos, King of Crete and one of Europa's sons by Zeus, asked his uncle, the god Poseidon, to send him a pure white bull to show he, Minos, was well-liked by the gods; Minos promised to sacrifice the bull as a thank-you when it arrived, but the bull was so beautiful he kept it as a pet instead. This insult infuriated one of Poseidon's girlfriends, the goddess Aphrodite, and she caused Minos' wife. PasiphaÃ«, to fall in love with the bull. PasiphaÃ« had a wooden cow made and hiding in this, enticed the bull to consummate their love. The result was the Minotaur, half-man, half-bull and all-horrible. When the baby Minotaur became too fierce for PasiphaÃ« to breastfeed the King ordered built a huge maze - called the Cretan Labyrinth - outside his palace, and confined the Minotaur there, where, alone and without its mother's milk, it ate people instead. So, the family was connected with cattle in more than one way. Both stories, that of Europa as well as that of her grandson-in-law, the Minotaur, are interesting and worth looking up.
Europa by Romans 300 BC
The name Europe came from ILLYRIANS, Europa was the daughter of Aphrodite, goddess of LOVE. FACT: Did you know that all of the worlds population came from Africa and then l…ater migrated to other parts of the world, i.e Europe. Europeans didn't exist at the time, they were actually african (black) but then later evolved into (white people). Link: http://racerelations.about.com/b/2011/01/29/how-a-genetic-mutation-led-to-the-white-race.htm
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jan 1 2013
Europe is named after the mythological Phoenician princess: Europa.
Europe received its name from a princess in Greek Mythology, Europa.
Europe is a continent composed of many different countries. But is mostly known as Europe because of the European Union, which is an economical and politician agreement with f…ree travel.
That is a question that is impossible to answer because there are so many things you could do in Europe. There are many places to go, things to see, food to eat, experiences t…o have, people to meet, culture to see, music to hear and so on. The best is to go and enjoy it and have fun.
It is unknown to when Europe was actually first called Europe; the only thing known about the name is the etymology.
There is no one definitive explanation for the origin of Europe'sname. In Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who wasabducted by Zeus in bull form and taken to t…he island of Crete,where she gave birth to Minos. However it is not clear how this name came to be applied to a wholegeographic, continental area. Another theory is that it comes from the Phoenician word EROB,meaning where the sun sets (west of Phoenicia).