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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
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Motherhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 22729

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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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