The bronze bull of the Corcyraeans at Delphi -

Corcyraeans dedicated the bronze statue of a bull, as a reminiscent of an exceedingly good catch of fish.

A bull in the island of Corfu, every day abandoned the fields and headed towards a certain sea-coast, moaning. The herdsman followed him, and found out that the sea, in this particular spot, was full of fish.

He averted his fellow citizens and they rushed to the seashore, but they couldn’t get hold of the fish. Then, they sent an envoy to the Delphic oracle and, following its advise, they sacrificed a bull to Poseidon and then the caught the fish.

Corcyraeans dedicated two statues of the bull (the second, at the Sanctuary of Olympia), with the tithe of their revenues.

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