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Leda by GENZOMAN Leda by GENZOMAN
HI guys!
The last days was days of work work work so, little time for anything else :)

PSCS/Graphire2/5 hours + 1 hour of edit/music: Enya - It's in the Rain
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This is a very old draw, 2007 or so, but I retouched and give a new edit. hope you like it. Leda and Zeus... why zeus? I just see a swan there... wanna know?


Lets Wikiattack!

In Greek mythology, Leda (Λήδα) was daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius, and wife of the king Tyndareus of Sparta.

Leda was admired by Zeus, who seduced her in the guise of a swan. As a swan, Zeus fell into her arms for protection from a pursuing eagle. Their consummation, on the same night as Leda lay with her husband Tyndareus, resulted in two eggs from which hatched Helen later known as the beautiful "Helen of Troy" Clytemnestra, and Castor and Pollux. Which children are the progeny of Tyndareus, the mortal king, and which are of Zeus, and are thus half-immortal, is not consistent among accounts, nor is which child hatched from which egg. The split is almost always half mortal, half divine, although the pairings do not always reflect the children's heritage pairings. Castor and Polydeuces are sometimes both mortal, sometimes both divine. One consistent point is that if only one of them is immortal, it is Polydeuces.

In Homer's Iliad, Helen looks down from the walls of Troy and wonders why she does not see her brothers among the Achaeans. The narrator remarks that they are both already dead and buried back in their homeland of Lacedaemon, thus suggesting that at least in some early traditions, both were mortal.

Another account of the myth states that Nemesis (Νέμεσις) was the mother of Helen, and was also impregnated by Zeus in the guise of a swan. A shepherd found the egg and gave it to Leda, who carefully kept it in a chest until the egg hatched. When the egg hatched, Leda adopted Helen as her daughter. Zeus also commemorated the birth of Helen by creating the constellation Cygnus (Κύκνος), the Swan, in the sky.

Leda and the swan and Leda and the egg were popular subjects in the ancient art. In the postclassical arts, it became a potent source of inspiration
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im very much a fan of zues leadership and his womanizing tactics that is why this character of mine created and considerate as a reserection descent of Zeus however accidentally developed him by flesh as Alien intraterrestrial humanoid
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I like what you did with the flowers. 


Didn't know the bit about the 'commemorating constellation' thing. Bet the kids were impressed to get their own constellation XD
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MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautifully drawn.
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Kangaroo0321 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice to see someone who appreciates a woman's hips and thighs. Nice pear shape.  
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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013

she is so sexy

nice art

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DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
She is so sexy & cute!Heart 
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Oh me mother ... *stares in admiration*
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SheWolf1937 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
EPICNESS!!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Writer
This image makes me think of my poem Leda and the Swan that is in my gallery, this is very pretty!!
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dav2879 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Mmmm!
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