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Origin: Greek

Meaning: a Greek feminine name possibly meaning "woman, lady" or "wife".

In Greek mythology, Leda was the wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta, who was seduced by the god Zeus in the form of a swan, on the same night she lay with her husband, though versions differ on whether she gave birth to one egg or two, though the children born from this union are Helen of Troy, her sister Clytemnestra, and brothers Pollux and Castor, Helen and Pollux being the children of Zeus while Clytemnestra and Castor were the children of Tyndareus.

Another version of the myth goes that it was Nemesis who gave birth to Helen in the form of an egg, which was later given to Leda, who adopted Helen.



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