As Britain triggers ''Article 50'' and begins to leave the European Union I thought the time was right to take a closer look at something rather odd about the EU, or to be more specific, the EU's enthusiasm for promoting the ''Rape Of Europa'' myth as one its primary symbols.
In the Greek myth Europa was a beautiful Phoenician princess, Europa caught the eye of Zeus who promptly turned himself into a rather comely and attractive white bull adorned with flowers and petals. An entranced Europa climbed aboard the bull only for it to whisk her away across the sea. Zeus, in the guise of the bull, took her all the way to Crete, where he raped Europa, Europa then went on to give birth to king Minos of Crete.
So before we pull on our tinfoil hats and take a dive into conspiratorial heaven let us first take a look at how the Europa myth is being used:
This is the EU headquarters in Brussels.