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In Greek mythology, Cilix was a prince of Tyros, son of Agenor and Telephassa, brother of Cadmus and Europa.

Zeus saw Europa gathering flowers and immediately fell in love with her. Zeus transformed himself into a white bull and carried Europa away to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity and Europa became the first queen of Crete.

Cilix, Europa's other brother, also searched for her and settled down in Asia Minor. The land was called Cilicia after him.