Taurus’ ruling planet is Venus. The symbol is the universally recognized glyph for females. This symbol is known as the Mirror of Venus; It is considered to represent Divine spirit (circle) over matter (cross).
The most widely known myth associated with Taurus is the story of Zeus turning himself into a bull to rescue and seduce Europa. Another myth involves Jupiter/Zeus turning IO into a bull to hide IO from Hera. In one of the twelve labors of Hercules/Herakles, the hero rides a bull across the ocean.