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.
Article last updated on 31 October 2013
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Leto: Greek Mother Goddess (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 September 2014.