The bull is a frequently encountered motif in the artwork of a multitude of ancient cultures, including the Greeks (particularly the Minoans), the Romans, and the Celts. It is often associated with strength, determination, and divine authority. Greek mythology famously tells of how the god Zeus transformed into a bull, and having copulated with the mortal Europa (daughter of Minos), sired the Minotaur; a flesh-eating monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.