A-Z: General definitions: Leda


Leda, the wife of king Tyndareos of Sparta, was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. The resulting egg held Helen (of Troy). Some stories say that Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra hatched from this or a second egg, although some say Castor and Clytemnestra were mortals. Nemesis is also a possible mother of Helen.

Related Topics

Helen; Trojan War; Wooden Horse

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