(Greek mythology) A queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan; Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda.
In Greek mythology, the wife of Tyndareus and mother of Clytemnestra. Zeus, who came to her as a swan, was the father of her other children: Helen of Troy and the twins Castor and Pollux.
Neobično lepa žena spratanskog gralja Tindereja, u koju se Zevs zaljubio i prilazio joj prerušen u labuda, dok se kupala; mati Kastora i Poluksa, lepe Jelene, Klitemnestre; omiljen predmet mnogih umetničkih dela; astr. ime jednog asteroida pronađenog 1856. godine. (grč.)