Leda Picture

Leda and the Swan

Sculpture - Château de Dampierre, Charente Maritime, France

According to the Greek mythology, Leda,an Aetolian princess, was seduced by Zeus. He appeared to her as a Swan and, according to different sources, either seduced or raped Leda. She gave birth to Helen of Troy and Castor, but also Pollux and Clytemnestra.
Here is the Renaissance representation of the theme
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