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Le·to

 (lē′tō)
n. Greek Mythology
A goddess who was the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus.
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Leto

(ˈliːtəʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the mother by Zeus of Apollo and Artemis. Roman name: Latona
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Noun1.Leto - wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythologyLeto - wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology
Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity - a deity of classical mythology
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References in classic literature ?
The Delian hymn describes how Leto, in travail with Apollo, sought out a place in which to bear her son, and how Apollo, born in Delos, at once claimed for himself the lyre, the bow, and prophecy.
It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest.
Not a word he spoke, but went by the shore of the sounding sea and prayed apart to King Apollo whom lovely Leto had borne.
As the huntress Diana goes forth upon the mountains of Taygetus or Erymanthus to hunt wild boars or deer, and the wood nymphs, daughters of Aegis-bearing Jove, take their sport along with her (then is Leto proud at seeing her daughter stand a full head taller than the others, and eclipse the loveliest amid a whole bevy of beauties), even so did the girl outshine her handmaids.
gelidas leto scrutata medullas, Pulmonis rigidi stantes sine vulnere fibras Invenit, et vocem defuncto in corpore qu rit.
The talk show host challenged the actor on the segment '30 seconds to...' named after Leto's band Thirty Seconds to Mars, in an episode of 'The Tonight Show' which aired Monday, June 18.
Warner Bros is in the early stages of developing with Leto a stand-alone project and is currently hunting for writers, reports Hollywood Reporter .
The movie "Leto" revolves around the early 1980s when Tsoi, who was drawn into rock and roll music from the West, co-founded Kino, one of the most popular bands in the history of Russian music.
Leto hitchhiked in the cold rain and rode a crowded long-haul Greyhound bus as he promoted his rock band's fifth studio album, "America," which was released last week on Interscope Records, a label of Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group.
Leto certainly cuts a messianic figure, draped in a robe-like outfit of a baggy sports jersey and a crowd-pleasing ankle-length kilt, not to mention the long hair and beard combo that completes the look.
Leto also revealed that he thinks Brad Pitt would make a great US president.