User comments for Leda (Meaning / History Only)

There is an unsourced mention on Wikipedia of a theory that Leda (Lēda) comes from the Lycian lada (“wife, ” not “woman”), making it possibly related to Leto, but I can’t find any mentions of it on other websites and it doesn’t seem like there has been much research put into finding the origin or the name. If I were the site owner, I’d leave out the whole “woman” thing and just say that the meaning is unknown due to the lack of good sources.
arrowhead909  4/20/2018
Means "boredom" in Swedish.
Caprice  3/19/2014
There are more Greek myths about Leda. According to one myth Nemesis was the mother of Helena, who come into the world in a egg. Leda took care of this egg and after the girl. There is also a myth which told us that the father of Helena and Pollux was Zeus. The father of her other two children was Tyndaros.
Kaat5  6/13/2010
According to another Greek myth Leda was not the mother of Helen, but Nemesis. Nemesis was the goddess of indignation and revenging justice. She was raped by Zeus, while he changed her in a goose and himself in a swan. Nemesis laid an egg, which was given to Leda.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2009

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