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Leda and the Swan by gpalmer Leda and the Swan by gpalmer
Leda is a Spartan queen who was seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan. She became pregnant and gave birth to two sets of babies, each in an eggshell. One set was Castor and Clytemnestra. The other was Helen and Pollux. Castor and Pollux later became the constellation Gemini. Clytemnestra was the wife of the famous Greek hero Agamemnon, while Helen was the catalyst of the Trojan War.  

Unlike many of Zeus's mortal consorts, Leda went on to have a relatively normal life as Queen of Sparta.

This commission is part of a set featuring the mothers of mythological Greek heroes. You can find prints here: www.etsy.com/listing/499653898…
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Khialat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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