Madame Yevonde: Baroness Gagern as Europa. Lovely how her hair blends with the pelt of the bull. Europa is besotted with love for Zeus, in the moment before (or perhaps the moment after?) her abduction. (Got a cigarette?)
From Madame Yevonde's Goddess Series, shot using the Vivex colour process in 1935 - Lady Dorothy Warrender as Ceres
Madame Yevonde's Goddesses - in pictures Madame Yevonde's pioneering colour series Goddesses in which 1930s society ladies took on guises based on classical myth
Europa and Zeus: Europa was the Cretan Moon Goddess who was adopted into Greek myth as a virgin Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull, raped by him, and subsequently abandoned. Somewhat miraculously Hera was distracted during her affair with Zeus and never punished her for it. One morning Europa and her companions went gathering flowers by the sea. Zeus noticed this charming group, particularly Europa, who was the prettiest of the maidens. Zeus appeared to the group as a ...
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