New image of woman who rode the beast for 2013 Euro notes

“One of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came to speak to me, and said, ‘Come here and I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who is enthroned beside abundant waters, with whom all the kings of the earth have prostituted themselves, and who has made all the population of the world drunk with the wine of her adultery.’ He took me in spirit to a desert, and there I saw a woman riding a scarlet beast which had seven heads and ten horns and had blasphemous titles written all over it.” -Revelation 17:1-3

Europa riding Zeus in the guise of a bull

In ancient Greek mythology, Zeus — the god of sky and thunder and “Father of Gods and men” who rules the gods on Mount Olympus — was enamored with the Phoenician princess Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father’s herds. While Europa and her female attendants were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete. [Wikipedia]

Nikolaj Nielsen reports from Brussels for the EUobserver, Sept. 11, 2012, that in place of the present pictures of windows and doors, Euro banknotes will sport a new image next year, of the mythological Phoenician princess Europa.

Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), said, “Portraits have long been used in banknotes around the world and research has shown that people tend to remember faces. Is there any better figure than Europa to serve as the new face of the euro?”

Europa’s face will be shown as a watermark and as a hologram. Until now, euro notes carried pictures of windows and doors in various architectural styles in a symbol of openness designed not to offend national sensibilities.

Europa will first appear on the €5 note in May, with other notes introduced in ascending order in the next few years. The new notes will also carry an emerald-colored number.

I found these images of Europa for the new 2013 Euro banknotes, from the European Central Bank website:

Portrait hologram

When you tilt the banknote, the silvery stripe reveals a portrait of Europa, the same as in the watermark. The stripe also shows a window and the value of the banknote.

Emerald number

When you tilt the banknote, the shiny number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down. The number also changes color from emerald green to deep blue.

H/t Sage_brush

~Eowyn

6 responses to “New image of woman who rode the beast for 2013 Euro notes

  1. I find it amusing that elitist Draghi apparently thinks the average person has enough Grecian mythology to even know what it means. I’m not sure what percentage of even Greeks know, as education’s fallen to dismal standards in many parts of the world, including our own. My father immigrated here in 1927, age 22, fleeing the fascists. His parents took him out of grade 6 to work on the family farm, so he learned English from the get-go on arrival. He soon discovered that many HS graduates here were not as well-educated in reading, writing, arithmetic, and basic history as he was upon leaving grade 6! Some things don’t change very much over time….

  2. No mark of the beast and ‘666’ yet? That will be coming in a tattoo or microchip.

    Perhaps a picture of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Obama, or Lenin might be more appropriate. Group hug thing ya know………. and stabbing each other in the back with the average European person being trampled underfoot.

  3. It is as if we were on a railroad track, racing toward a long predicted evil dystopia.

    Did the majority of Americans actually vote for this?
    Or was the 2012 election the greatest fraud in American history?
    I certainly don’t know. Does anyone on this blog have an opinion on the matter?

    ~TD

  4. And this is costing them how much to bankrupt themselves faster?

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