| Share
 

Leto

Leto (lēˈtō) [key], in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and mother of Artemis and Apollo. When she conceived twins by Zeus, Hera sent the serpent Python after her and forbade all to give her rest or help. Finally Leto stopped on the island Delos and gave birth to Artemis and Apollo. The twins were devoted to their mother and assiduously protected her, as in the stories of Niobe and Python. In Rome, Leto was called Latona.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Leto from Infoplease:

  • Jared Leto - Jared Leto actor Born: 12/26/1971 Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana After a nomadic childhood ...
  • Leto: meaning and definitions - Leto: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Julius Pomponius Laetus - Pomponius Laetus, Julius Pomponius Laetus, Julius , 1425–1498?, Italian humanist, also called ...
  • Jared Leto - Biography of Jared Leto, Star of Prefontaine and singer for 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Giulio Pomponio Leto - Leto, Giulio Pomponio: Leto, Giulio Pomponio: see Pomponius Laetus, Julius.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Folklore and Mythology

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring