Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

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:

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

In charge of: Motherhood
Area of expertise: Mother

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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