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1) Leda and the swan. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Leda and the swan (LEE-duh) The subject of a story from classical mythology about the rape of Leda, a queen of Sparta, by Zeus, who had taken the form of a swan....

2) Leda, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Leda, in Greek mythology, (leŽd) (KEY) , in Greek mythology, daughter of Thestios, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta. According to most legends,...

3) Leda, in astronomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Leda, in astronomy, in astronomy, one of the 16 known moons, or natural satellites, of Jupiter....

4) Leda. The American Heritageź Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Greek Mythology A queen of Sparta and the mother, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Helen and Pollux and, by her husband Tyndareus, of Castor and Clytemnestra. 2....

5) XX. d. Castor and Pollux. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable
...CASTOR and Pollux were the offspring of Leda and the Swan, under which disguise Jupiter had concealed himself. Leda gave birth to an egg from which sprang the twins....

6) Tyndareus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tyndareus, (tindarŽes) (KEY) : see Leda....

7) 62391. Unknown. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:62391 QUOTATION:Call Tullia's ape a marmasyteAnd Leda's goose a swan. ATTRIBUTION:Unknown. Fara Diddle Dyno (l. 7-8). Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W....

8) Ab. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...epic poem called the Little Iliad, does not rush in medias res, but begins with the eggs of Leda, from one of which Helen was born. If Leda had not laid this egg,...

9) Castor and Pollux. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(KEY) , in classical mythology, twin heroes called the Dioscuri; Castor was the son of Leda and Tyndareus, Pollux the son of Leda and Zeus. They were brothers to...

10) Helen. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of female beauty, more especially in those who have reached womanhood. Daughter of Zeus and Leda, and wife of Menela os, King of Sparta. 1 "She moves a goddess and...

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