The Abduction of Europa The first of the three elder heroes of greek mythology is Cadmus, son of king Agenor and queen Telephassa of Tyre (the Libanon city known for the unesco world heritage Hippodrome). When his sister Europa is abducted by Zeus in form of a bull, her father Agenor sends his three sons Cilix, Phoenix and Cadmus to find and return their sister. Since Zeus wants Europa for himself the three brothers’ search is hopeless.
The Count of the city of Argos Adstratos had five children of which Deipyle and Argea were the pretties. When they reached an age suitable for marriage many suitors declared their interest to marry them. However, Adstratos was worried when he would accept the suitors offer those who where not among the lucky ones would attack him and his family. Therefore, he consulted the oracle of Delphi and asked for help.
Oidipus, being present in common speech due to a Freudian nomination, is a story about miscommunication and fate.