Leda

Greek - Daughter of Thestius and Eurythemis. Wife of Tyndareus. Mother of Castor and Clytemnestra. By Tyndareus. Mother of Helen and Polydeuces. By Zeus. In one story she found the egg resulting from the union of Zeus (appearing as a swan) with Nemesis (as a goose) and from which came Helen of Troy. Another version has Zeus (as a swan) raping Leda who produced two eggs from which came Helen and Clytemnestra, Castor and Polydeuces. In other accounts, she had three other daughters, Phoebe, Phylonöe and Timandra. She was deified as Nemesis or her attendant. Sometimes known as Leda, Nemesis, Nemesis, Adrastea, Rhamnusia or Phrygian Ida.

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