Saturday, November 20, 2010

Myths and Legends: Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan. To find out more about Leda and Zeus disguised as a swan, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This lovely painting shows Leda and the swan (Zeus in disguise), with her twin sons Castor and Pollux, newly hatched, offering her a bouquet of flowers. It is unclear just how much of this painting was conceived by Leonardo da Vinci; you can read more about that here at Here is a depiction of Leda and the swan in the form of a sculpture.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of November 18-24 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.