Also Taurocranus (Ταυρόκρανος) and Taurometopus (Ταυρομέτωπος), a surname of Dionysus in the Orphic mysteries.1 It also occurs as a surname of rivers and the ocean, who were symbolically represented as bulls, to indicate their fertilizing effect upon countries.2
- Orphic Hymns, 51. 2.
- Euripides. Iphigeneia in Aulis, 275; Orestes, 1378; Aelian. Varia Historia ii, 33; Horace. Odes, iv, 14, 25.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.