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Leda (in Greek mythology)

Leda (lē´də), in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta. According to most legends, she was seduced by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan. She bore two eggs; from one issued Castor and Pollux, from the other Helen (and, in some myths, Clytemnestra). Castor and Clytemnestra, however, are usually said to be the offspring of Tyndareus.

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Leda

Leda In Greek mythology, Queen of Sparta, the wife of Tyndareus and mother of Clytemnestra. She was also the mother of Castor and Pollux, and Helen by Zeus. The myth reveals that Zeus came to her in the form of a swan.

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Leda

Leda in Greek mythology, the wife of Tyndareus king of Sparta. She was loved by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan; among her children were the Dioscuri, Helen, and Clytemnestra.

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Leda (in astronomy)

Leda (lē´də), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter.

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Leda (Jupiter XIII) One of the lesser satellites of Jupiter, with a diameter of 10 km.

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Leda

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