►Greek Mythology: “Zeus and Leda”/ Poetry: “Leda and the Swan” by W. B. Yeats.-

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On the Left: "Leda and the Swan" by Gustave Moreau. (1865-1875). On the Right: "Leda" by Gustave Moreau (1875-1880). On the Left: “Leda and the Swan” by Gustave Moreau. (1865-1875). On the Right: “Leda” by Gustave Moreau (1875-1880).

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Leda was daughter of the aetolian King Thestius and wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta.

Zeustook the form of a swan to seduce Leda. 

In Greek tradition, the Swan is the symbol of the Muses. The swan also has erotic connotations, such as in the love affair between Zeus and Leda. Also, the Greek Goddess of Beauty and Love, Aphrodite, had a swan-drawn chariot. Besides The swan, as a symbol of music, is also dedicated to Apollo, who was said to transform into a swan.

Back to the retelling: Zeus and Leda had sexual relationships he same night she had slept with her husband. 

Their consummation, on the same night as Leda lay with her husband Tyndareus, resulted in two eggs from which hatched the four children. (Zeus’ s and…

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Sindy was ordained as a minister at The Church of Inner Light in Los Angeles, California in 1992. She is educated in a wide array of spiritual disciplines and alternative healing modalities, certified Medical Qi Gong Practitioner at the Healing Qi Institute in Los Angeles California. The Reverend Simms also studied shamanistic healing; Kabbalah, revolutionary psychology of Gnosis, Zen meditation as well as other esoteric studies. I have broad interest, so please check out my other blogs. Much love, Sindy
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10 Responses to ►Greek Mythology: “Zeus and Leda”/ Poetry: “Leda and the Swan” by W. B. Yeats.-

  1. Aquileana says:

    Hi Sindy… Thank you very much for reblogging this post… I much appreciate it ⭐
    All the best to you. Aquileana 😀

  2. Aquileana says:

    Hi Sindy! … I am back to send you a few links that would probably help you write an amazing essay

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/metamorphoses/context.html (this one is almost perfect, you can check out the contents on the left sidebar)

    http://www.theoi.com/Text/OvidMetamorphoses1.html (detailed analysis of each book i. e chapter, scroll down the page to go to book 2)

    https://www.pinterest.com/dijstelberge/ovid-s-metamorphoses/ (Pinterest dashboard. Illustrations of some of the myths which appear in Ovid’ Metamorphoses)

    I hope this information is useful to you! … Love ❤ Aquileana 😀

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