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ID: 901001941
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001941
Record Type: Character/Person

Leda (Greek character)

Note: In Greek legend, usually believed to be the daughter of Thestius, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Lacedaemon. Some ancient writers thought she was the mother by Tyndareus of Clytemnestra, wife of King Agamemnon, and of Castor, one of the Heavenly Twins. She was also believed to have been the mother (by Zeus, who had approached and seduced her in the form of a swan) of the other twin, Pollux, and of Helen, both of whom hatched from eggs.

Names:
Leda (Greek character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Leda (Greek character) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Leda and the Swan
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek narratives, Leda and the Swan (Greco-Roman narrative)) [901000687]
parent of .... Dioscuri
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Dioscuri (Greco-Roman deities)) [901000815]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... legendary character
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Leda (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) no2014165606
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) mentioned in 92B1222 Jupiter, in the shape of a swan, and Leda
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Leda," accessed 7 July 2017

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