Greek mythology

LETO

Greek Mother Goddess

Mother of Artemis and Apollo

Daughter of COEUS and PHOEBE and mother of the twins ARTEMIS and APOLLO.

She’s quite a bird. We’re not being sexist — she was a quail at the time. Blame ZEUS — it was his doing that the twins were born with egg on their faces.

Disguising themselves as birds and getting intimate on a floating island was the only way for LETO and ZEUS to escape the attentions of a jealous HERA. Which helps to explain why LETO was known as The Hidden One.

Leto Facts and Figures

Name: Leto
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known

Gender: Female
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother

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Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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