Her brother Cadmus contributed the alphabet to Greece .
Zeus was enamoured of Europa and decided to seduce by transforming himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father’s herds.
Mithras and Isis shared the pantheon along with Jupiter, Mars and Serapis.
It was this environment which allowed Christianity to grow and flourish in the first place until Constantine accepted it as the imperial creed because it helped him gain political power over his rivals.
These are the great founding fathers of European and western civilisation which is so often touted as superior.
Yet they were all products of a pagan environment as was the very ‘democracy’ first formulated in the city of Athens .
For that reason if Islam and other ‘exotic’ creeds are an intrusion then where exactly does that leave Christianity?
By that token it is as ‘foreign’ as Islam and another Middle Eastern import.The Emperor Constantius II, who reigned from 337 till 361, marked the beginning of the era of formal persecution against Paganism by the Christian Roman Empire, with the emanation of laws and edicts which punished Pagan practices.From the 350s, new laws prescribed the death penalty for those who performed or attended Pagan sacrifices and for the worshipping of idols.‘In recent years European religious and political leaders along with leading academics have emphasised on returning to Europe’s ‘Christian’ Identity but history tells a different story that actually Europe’s historical Identity and roots has more in common with Hinduism’ : On 11 April 2011 Ex-Pope Benedict XVI accused anyone who denied Europe ‘s Christian roots of suffering from “amnesia” and said it was the equivalent of saying that humans “can live without oxygen or food”.This was enhanced in November by the Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who said that the Church’s Magisterium and the Christian roots of Europe are in dispensable in facing the continent’s economic crisis.Already on at symposium in Rome on the Orthodox and Catholic Churches of Europe , president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, stated,”If Europe wants to have a future again, it must first and foremost renew its Christian roots.” The greater input of Christianity into public life has also been witnessed by David Cameron and his predecessor as prime minister, Tony Blair.