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ID: 901000687
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000687
Record Type: Event/Narrative

Leda and the Swan (Greco-Roman narrative)

Note: In Greek mythology, the god Zeus in the form of a swan seduces the beautiful Leda, wife of Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. According to on version of the story, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces as children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra as children of her husband Tyndareus.

Names:
Leda and the Swan (Greco-Roman narrative) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Leda e il cigno (Greco-Roman narrative) (Italian-P,D,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek narratives> (P)
............Leda and the Swan (Greco-Roman narrative) (I)
Related Iconography:
actor is .... Leda
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Leda (Greek character)) [901001941]
actor is .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]
actor is .... Jupiter
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Roman iconography, Roman characters, Jupiter (Roman deity)) [901000166]
related to .... Dioscuri
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Dioscuri (Greco-Roman deities)) [901000815]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... narrative (literary works)
.....(genres for literature, genres in literature and performing arts, concepts in the arts and humanities, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Greco-Roman
.....(Ancient Italian, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
actor is .... swan (genus)
.....(Anatidae (family), Anseriformes (order), Aves (class), Vertebrata (subphylum), Chordata (phylum), Animalia (kingdom), Eukaryota (domain), living organisms (entities), Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Leda and the Swan (Greco-Roman narrative)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/41165/tommaso-cuccioni-leda-and-the-swan-by-thierry-italian-about-1852-1864/
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in 92B1222 Jupiter, in the shape of a swan, and Leda
Leda e il cigno (Greco-Roman narrative)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/6550/unknown-maker-statue-of-leda-and-the-swan-roman-1st-century/
................ Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/188892

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