The Legends Behind The Signs
Taurus is the bull constellation, a story where a man named Theseus volunteered to offer food to the horrible beast, the Minotaur. A Minotaur is a half man, half beast creature that had been ruling over Athens. Poseidon sent him a wonderful bull to give to the creature, but Theseus thought that bull was too great to be sacrificed, so he made a substitution. Theseus arrived to give the food but instead fought the Minotaur, with the help of Ariadne. He was able to defeat the the beast and end the tribute.
Zeus saw all the human behaving savagely, and so he had plans to bring a huge storm and flood/drown everyone. He saw Deucalion and his wife living in a hut, and they boarded him and showed him kindness despite not knowing who he was. Zeus spared them from the flood, and Deucalion helped Zeus build a greater race of man.