…eter and Persephone, fire, from Prometheus, oceans and tides, from the rape of Selene, for example. In fact we would not even have cheeseburgers, because the rape of Europa and Io, eventually led to attitudes of reverence for bulls, cows, and domestication of cattle. Lots of goodies then, for humanity, just because a few “misspent” moments of passion were not punis…
Christyl Rivers, Phd.
I guess you mean this in jest in some way? I mean, it’s well accepted that the domestication of cattle happened many thousands of years before Greek mythology coalesced.
Cattle then mostly spread into areas never much influenced by Greek culture. The climate of Greece itself was barely amenable to the domestication of cattle - sheep and goats being more popular even to modern times.
The people of central and western Europe in neolithic times were big cattle raisers, unlike the Greeks, but almost none of them would ever have heard any Greek mythology. Greek mythology did not exist when they first began to raise cattle and later during the bronze and iron ages, they spoke mutually incompatible languages and had had almost no contact with Greek people and culture.
Their own mythology was very very different.