Leto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Leto wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Leto In Greek myth, the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis (Diana), to whom she gave birth on the island of Delos. She was a personification of the night and of the darkness, which is a necessary antithesis to the great twin deities of light, her children. She was called by the Romans Latona.
    • n Leto In entomology, a genus of hepialid moths, with one species, L. venus, of South Africa.
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Usage

In literature:

But this saying I fear, and I will not hide it from you, Leto.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Thanks I render to thee, O king, son of Leto, plunged in bitter affliction though I be.
"The Argonautica" by Apollonius Rhodius
Fate and the son of Leto have overpowered me, and among mortal men Euphorbus; you are yourself third only in the killing of me.
"The Iliad" by Homer
Long before you or I or anybody else can remember, there lived with the Mighty Folk on the mountain top a fair and gentle lady named Leto.
"Old Greek Stories" by James Baldwin
LATONA, the Latin name for Greek LETO (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
This was his punishment for violence offered to Leto, the mother of Apollo and Artemis.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
The goddesses of Lower Egypt were Neith at Sais, Leto, the goddess whose temple was at Buto, and Pacht at Babastis.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Zeus loved Leto, Leda, Europa, and so forth.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
With dance and song the Delian maidens still hailed the divinity of Leto's son.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Pomponio Leto, his preceptor, had imbued him with the spirit of the humanists.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Latona, or Leto, was the goddess of dark nights, and upon her the mighty Zeus bestowed the doubtful favour of his errant love.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
The cult of the Asian Great Mother (whom the Greeks identified with their Leto) had orgiastic elements.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
From land to land the lady Leto wandered in fear and sorrow, for no city or country would give her a home where she might abide in peace.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
His home is Delos, where he has a mother, Leto, but no very visible father.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
In the legend, as set forth in the Homeric hymn to Apollo and the ode of Callimachus to Delos, Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
She was the daughter of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto or Latona, and was the twin sister of Apollo, born in the Island of Delos.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin-sister and counterpart of Apollo.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Six daughters had she, and six stalwart sons; But Leto bade her two destroy the twelve.
"The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges" by Robert Bridges
In this character she pursues with vindictive hatred the heroines, such as Alcmene, Leto and Semele, who were beloved by Zeus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
With dance and song the Delian maidens still hailed the divinity of Leto's son.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
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In poetry:

Before they were mothers
Leto and Niobe
had been the most
devoted of friends
"Leto and Niobe" by Sappho
Voiceless I speak, and from the tomb reply
Unto Æthopia, Leto's child, was I
Vowed by the daughter of Hermocleides,
Who was the son of Saonaïades.
O virgin queen, unto my prayer incline,
Bless him and cast thy blessing on our line.
"On The Tomb Of A Priestess Of Artemis" by Sappho

In news:

Jared Leto has made a name for himself in Hollywood and has a slew of movies under his belt, but he also spends time as the frontman for 30 Seconds to Mars.
Frontman Jared Leto now says he doesn't know if he has what it takes to continue the bands grueling recording and touring cycle.
Zac Efron wants to pull a Jared Leto.
Produced by Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook.
Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Bob Ezrin, Irving Azoff, Jason Flom, Lee Trink, Steve Lillywhite, Flood, Constance Leto, Larry Slezak, Flavor Flav.
Jared Leto reveals shocking 'Dallas Buyers Club' weight loss.
Jared Leto believes his latest video should be shown on television, but apparently the images in the video were deemed a little too sensitive for the public eye.
The Sun Devils Rugby Club debuted their new secret weapon Sione Leto, a transfer from Mesa Community College.
Jared Leto was scary-looking at Monday's Gotham Awards in New York.
Jared Leto is returning to the bigscreen for the first time since 2009, as the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has closed a deal to join indie drama "Dallas Buyers Club" alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner .
Shooting pool is more than a recreational sport for Cecelia Gilligan Leto and her sons.
Jared Leto, Ed Westwick toast Jessica Szohr at Nylon party.
Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto.
When Jared Leto is in charge, there's no guarantees as to what will happen.
Plus, the Jared Leto hair saga continues.
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