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  Leda, Greek Mythology Link.
was a daughter of Nemesis and Zeus, and that a shepherd found the egg and brought it to Leda.
Leda is said to have died of shame because of the deeds committed by
It was as an exile in the land of Thestius 1 that Tyndareus met Leda.
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 LEDA - LoveToKnow Article on LEDA
In another account Nemesis was the mother of Helen (q.v.) whom Leda adopted as her daughter.
This led to the identification of Leda and Nemesis.
In the usual later form of the story, Leda herself, having been visited by Zeus in the form of a swan, produced two eggs, from one of which came Helen, from the other Castor and Pollux.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LE/LEDA.htm   (459 words)

  
 English 1030
When he tells Leda about the dream, he "suddenly want[s] to cry [at her response], knowing that [he] is but a little boy with her (although [he] is five years older than she) but [he] resist[s] because [he] is happy" (284).
Leda is both mother and lover to Sorin: as a son, he nurses from her breast, and as a lover, he "undeniabl[y]" tastes the salt on her skin.
Perhaps Leda is, too; perhaps she has a similar relationship with this new person, and refuses to see Sorin because he has the gall to vocalize their actions and the new person does not.
virtual.park.uga.edu /frescomp/engl1030-98-99.html   (1763 words)

  
 Mythography | The Greek Heroine Leda in Myth and Art
Leda was the mother to many noble children, including the famous beauty Helen, the heroine Clytemnestra, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces (the pair, incidentally, were also known as the Dioscuri).
According to myth, Leda was approached by the god Zeus while he was masquerading as a swan.
Here is another poetic plot twist - the legend is that Helen was born from an egg because her father Zeus appeared as a swan when he impregnated Leda (it should be mentioned that some versions of the tale instead claim that it was the goddess Nemesis who laid the egg from which Helen hatched).
www.loggia.com /myth/leda.html   (454 words)

  
 TROY
In Greek mythology, Agamemnon was a Greek hero of the Trojan wars, son of Atreus, king of Mycenae, and brother of Menelaus.
In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince, son of King Priam and husband of Andromache, who, in the siege of Troy, was the foremost warrior on the Trojan side until he was killed by Achilles.
In Roman mythology, Turnus was the son of King Daunus and the nymph Venilia.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Leda (mythology)
Leda (mythology), in Greek mythology, wife of Tyndareus, who was king of Sparta, and the mother of Castor and Polydeuces, Clytemnestra, and Helen of...
Castor and Polydeuces, in Greek and Roman mythology, the twin sons of Leda, wife of the Spartan king Tyndareus.
Helen of Troy, in Greek mythology, the most beautiful woman in Greece, daughter of the god Zeus and of Leda.
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 Helen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Then, she was replaced by Zeus, and her role was demoted and 'survived' through mythology only as the most beautiful woman of the world.
According then to the later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces to Zeus while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra to her father and husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta.
As the story goes, Zeus cohabited with Leda in the form of a swan on the same night as her husband, King Tyndareus.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/h/he/helen.html   (1364 words)

  
 Yeats''Leda and the swan': an image's coming of age
And the complicity of the half-sleeping Leda is further emphasized by the wriggling of her fingers, betraying a nearly concealed enjoyment.
And even when the webs on Leda’s thighs may also appear on the relief, marble has no colour, and it is precisely the resonance of that colour fl that is more than echoed in that splendid ’her thighs caressed by the dark webs’.
Before being the metamorphosis of Mary and her dove, Leda (da Vinci’s ‘figura serpentina’) and the swan (‘the brute blood of the air’) are the metamorphosis of Eve and the serpent (‘the cold blood of the waters’).
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 Leda (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Leda was a Spartan queen, wife of Tyndareus and mother of the double sets of mixed twins, Castor and Polydeuces and Clytemnestra and Helen, as well as Phoebe and Philonoe.
As the myth developed, it appeared that on a single night Zeus, in the guise of a swan, lay with Leda, who conceived Polydeuces (Pollux) and Helen "of Troy" (collectively know as the Dioscuri).
See also Leda and the Swan for the motif in the visual arts and the poem by William Yeats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leda_(mythology)   (162 words)

  
 The Ugly Duckling, Grimms' Fairy Tales
Leda was the mother of Helen of Troy, the daughter of Thestius and the wife of Tyndareus.
"Leda and the Swan" "Leda and the Swan" is a sonnet, a traditional fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter.
This poem is a struggle between Woman vs. God, and an outlook towards the future.  ³A shudder in the Loins engenders thereŠ² refers to when Zeus impregnates Leda; Leda then sees future flashes of the destruction of Troy, and the death of Agamemnon, all of these caused by this altercation between her and Zeus.
www.walnet.org /stanley_woods/muteswanz/leda.html   (1118 words)

  
 LEDA - Gods from Greek Mythology
LEDA: Daughter of King Thestius, she was notorious for swanning around with ZEUS during one of his bird impression phases.
LEDA was married to Tyndareds, a banished heir to the throne of Sparta, and when the eggs arrived two of the yolks were his: CASTOR and Clytemnestra.
But when LEDA died she was deified as NEMESIS just in case she might have been, and ZEUS was left with egg on his face.
www.godchecker.com /pantheon/greek-mythology.php?deity=LEDA   (299 words)

  
 WetCanvas! - Archive - Leda and the Swan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Greek mythology, Leda was a Spartan queen, wife of Tyndareus.
As the myth developed, Leda was seduced by Zeus, who disguised himself as a swan and lay with her (in the biblical sense).
The lawyers would have to research whether Leda could be also be charged with cruelty to animals, etc. However, some attorneys could debate this mythology that Leda was not seduced, but in fact, raped, in which case, the swan would probably be killed.
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 Leda Swan Essays - Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and Van Duyn's Leda
Leda Swan Essays - Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and Van Duyn's Leda
Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and Van Duyn's Leda   
Both William Butler Yeats and Mona Van Duyn base their poems "Leda and the Swan" and "Leda," respectively, on this story of a "mystic marriage." Yeats' focus on the sexual act itself, along with his allusions to Leda's progeny, manifest a grave and terrifying tone.
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 Leda, the Swan Dr Hannibal Lecter & Tom Harris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
EVER SINCE THE misty dawn of Greek mythology, LEDA and her doting swan have lived and loved in countless poets' lays and, less ephaemerally, in thousands upon thousands of embodiments in paint, line, stone and metal.
Mythology fails to tell us whether these forms were mere travelling costumes, so to speak, and whether, as we may well suppose, upon arrival at the bedside he reassumed his customary and divine semblance of a robust, virile man in the prime of his maturity.
My bronze LEDA and her god are instead captured whilst pirouetting through the upper airs, teasing, seducing, he flying on great swan's wings strapped to his back and arms, she borne aloft and along by, what else, his omnipotence and immortality.
www.janenevillegallery.co.uk /hannibal.html   (1194 words)

  
 Search: Leda - Info.co.uk
Leda was seduced by Zeus when he came to her in the...
Leda [LEE-duh] is the ninth known and smallest satellite of Jupiter.
Leda was the queen of Sparta and the mother of Helen and Pollux.
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 Leda on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
lē´de, in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta.
Leda Huesich has just released her fourth album, titled "Joyride".
A huge bronze of Leda and the Swan by Cuban artist Botero dominates this square near the Grand Canal that is also the favourite place of peripatetic bag (LON47786)
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 Leda and her Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Leda married Tyndareus and they lived happily in Sparta when Leda caught the eye of Zeus.
There's general agreement that Leda bore four children, two sets of twins, male and female, and that she accomplished this by laying eggs.
Now Leda bore the twin girls Helen and Clytemnestra: the former married Ma\eneleus but ran off with Paris to become Helen of Troy; the later, Clytemnestra, married Agamemnon, and when she'd had enough, killed him in the bath with a battle-ax.
www.travel-italy.com /ct/leda.html   (453 words)

  
 About Leda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In classical mythology, Leda was the wife of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta.
Consequently, Leda gave birth to an egg and from this egg sprang quadruplets.
Leda represents the link between passionate emotion and the state of motherhood, the basis of all life.
www.thescreamonline.com /photo/photo3-1/davis/ledatext.html   (240 words)

  
 CASTOR and POLLUX - LoveToKnow Article on CASTOR and POLLUX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
lloXvthKIls), in Greek and Roman mythology, the twin sons of Leda, and brothers of Helen and Clytaemnestra.
In some versions Leda is represented as having brought forth two eggs, from one of which were born Castor and Pollux, from the other Helen.
In Homer, Castor, Pollux and Clytaemnestra are said to be the children of Tyndareus and Leda, Helen the daughter of Leda by Zeus.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CA/CASTOR_and_POLLUX.htm   (716 words)

  
 sonnet
The subject of Yeats' poem is generally agreed to be the rape of Leda by Zeus, disguised as a swan.
The content then is taken from Greek mythology and plays a role in the the second division of thought in the sestet.
Details from Greek Mythology: Leda is the wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta.
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 Leda
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Leda was the daughter of Thestius and the wife of Tyndareus.
Leda was seduced by Zeus when he came to her in the form of a swan.
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 Zeus art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Here, Leda is again unclothed and the swan is sculpted in a very sexual position.
Leda does not appear concerned and has her hand on the swan's neck, caressing it.
Books and silver bubbles are floating around, plus Leda is on a pedestal, which are all objects added by the artist, as these have nothing to do with the Greek myth.
oncampus.richmond.edu /academics/classics/students/Grinter/Zeusart.htm   (255 words)

  
 An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Helen : the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War
Leda : the mother of Castor and Clytemnestra by her husband Tyndareus, and of Pollux and Helen by Zeus, who was wearing the form of a swan
Niobe : she provoked Apollo and Artemis to vengeance for taunting their mother, Leto, with the number and beauty of her own children; her children were slain and she was turned into stone by Zeus, in which form she continued to weep over her loss
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 HELEN OF TROY THE TROJAN HORSE ACHILLES HEEL AND BRAD PITT EPIC FILM - THE FACE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS - THE ...
Her mother was the beautiful Leda, queen of Sparta, who was ravished by the father of the gods in the form of a swan.
Leda's husband was Tyndarecus, who later the same night, unaware of his feathered predecessor, also impregnated his wife.
As delicious as the story of Leda was, some commentators even went so far as to suggest that Helen and the Dioscuri were conceived at Rhamnus in Attica by Zeus and Nemesis, the usually rather stern and sexless goddess whose job it was to curb excesses.
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 Clytemnestra
Clytemnestra, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Leda and Tyndareus.
Leda, in Greek mythology - Leda, in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of...
Agamemnon - Agamemnon, in Greek mythology, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War; king of Mycenae (or...
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 Pollux (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Pollux was the nickname of Polydeuces, the son of Zeus and Leda and twin brother of Castor.
This article relating to Greek mythology is a stub.
This page was last modified 18:19, 26 September 2005.
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 Boris Valllejo 1990 Mythology Calendar
Some figures were still soft and white, while others who were baked longer were darker brown, creating different races of men.
Leda was one of the many young ladies who were "seduced" (frequently unwillingly) by Zeus and subsequently punished by Hera.
In this instance, he charmed her as a swan, then changed form when he was close enough.
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 Gemini: The Twins?
According to Greek mythology their mother was Leda.
Pollux was the result of the famous Leda and the Swan affair, when Zeus (the Roman Jupiter) disguised as a swan seduced Leda.
Pollux and Helen, the famous Helen of Troy were fathered by Zeus; while Castor and Clytemnestra who became the wife of Agamemnon the commander of the Greek forces of the Trojan war, were the mortal offspring of Tyndareus.
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 Olympians: Vase Representations
On this Attic red figure hydria of the early classical period (480-40 bce), Triptolemus is seated in his chariot and Demeter pours a libation for him; to his left is Persephone, and Hekate is depicted on the right behind Demeter (London E 183).
In mythology, Leda subsequently gave birth to an egg from which Helen and Polydeuces (one of the Dioscouri) were born.
Hestia is not frequently depicted in vase paintings, but on the exterior of this Attic red figure kylix of the archaic period (500 bce) representing Herakles entering Olympus, she is part of the company of gods who welcome the hero.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /cciv110x/hesiod/cciv110.olympians.html   (2319 words)

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