The legend says that Cadmus, the son of Phoenix or Agenor (king of Phoenicia) and queen Telefasa, left his home country in search of his sister Europa, who was abducted by Zeus, disguised as a bull. During his search, he stayed in many Greek cities and, following the instructions of the Oracle of Delphi, he settled down in Boeotia, where he founded the famous city of Thebes and ruled it for a long time. The gods gave him the blonde Harmonia, the daughter of the god Ares and the goddess Aphrodite, as his wife.
As a very old man, he was forced to leave Thebes, and so Cadmus travelled to Illyria with Harmonia, to live among the Encheleans, on a team of oxen, and established a new town – Bouthoe. A legend has it that Budva was named after the oxen that brought Cadmus and Harmonia to this region (Greek: bous – ox).