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Taurocephalus, (Ταυροκέφαλος, also Ταυρόκρανος, Ταυρομέτωπος, etc.), a surname of Dionysus in the Orphic mysteries. (Orph. Hymn. 51. 2 .) It also occurs as a surname of rivers and the ocean, who were symbolically represented as bulls, to indicate their fertilising effect upon countries. (Eurip. Iphig. Aul. 275, Orest. 1378 ; Aelian, V. H. ii. 33; Horat. Carm. iv. 14, 25.)


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