Goddess Leda  

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"LEDA" WAS THE QUEEN OF SPARTA AND THE WIFE OF KING TYNDAREUS. ONE DAY, ZEUS SAW HER BATHING IN THE RIVER AND WAS INSTANTLY FILLED WITH LUST FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MORTAL WOMAN...WHO WAS ALREADY CARRYING HER HUSBAND'S CHILD.....AND SHE WAS KNOWN TO BE INCREDIBLY FAITHFUL TO HIM.. SO, ZEUS WENT TO APHRODITE AND ASKED HER TO HELP HIM DEVISE A TRICK; HE TURNED HIMSELF INTO A SWAN, AND APHRODITE TURNED HERSELF INTO AN EAGLE. TOGETHER THEY SOARED HIGH ACROSS THE SKY...LIKE THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED. SUDDENLY, ZEUS SWOOPED DOWN NEAR LEDA AS IF HE HAD BEEN ATTACKED BY THE EAGLE. LEDA, PITYING THE INJURED SWAN, TOOK IT ON TO HER LAP AND BEGAN TO STROKE IT. AND, AS SOON AS ZEUS KNEW SHE WAS HAPPY, HE HAD SEX WITH HER, THEN FLEW OFF AND DISAPPEARED.

SUBSEQUENTLY, LEDA GAVE BIRTH TO SWAN EGGS. OUT OF ONE HATCHED CLYTEMNESTRA AND HELEN AND OUT OF THE OTHER CASTOR AND POLLUX, WHO ARE KNOWN AS "GEMINI", THE TWINS.....AND NO ONE KNEW WHO THE FATHER OF WHICH CHILDREN, AND THEREFORE, NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHICH OF THE CHILDREN WAS MORTAL AND WHICH WAS IMMORTAL. BUT, THROUGH THEIR GREAT LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, THEY LATER BECAME KNOWN AS THE 'IMMORTAL MORTALS'. LATER, WHEN LEDA DIED, SHE WAS TAKEN UP TO HEAVEN AND MERGED WITH NEMESIS, THE GODDESS OF RETRIBUTION.

"A SUDDEN BLOW: THE GREAT WINGS BEATING STILL"ABOVE THE STAGGERING GIRL, HER THIGHS CARESSED"BY THE DARK WEBS, HER NAPE CAUGHT IN HIS BILL,"HE HOLDS HER HELPLESS BREAST UPON HIS BREAST.

How can those terrified vague fingers push


"THE FEATHERED GLORY FROM HER LOOSENING THIGHS?"
"AND HOW CAN BODY, LAID IN THAT WHITE RUSH,"
"BUT FEEL THE STRANGE HEART BEATING WHERE IT LIES?"
"A SHUDDER IN THE LOINS ENGENDERS THERE"
"THE BROKEN WALL, THE BURNING ROOF AND TOWER"
"AND AGAMEMNON DEAD."
" BEING SO CAUGHT UP,"
"SO MASTERED BY THE BRUTE BLOOD OF THE AIR"
"DID SHE PUT ON HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH HIS POWER"
"BEFORE THE INDIFFERENT BEAK COULD LET HER DROP?"

"--WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS--"

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