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Mythology & Beliefs: Latona
In Greek and Roman mythology Latona was a celestial deity. She was the daughter of Phoebe by Coeus the Titan, and was remarkably beautiful. Latona was known for the love borne her by Jupiter, their children were Apollo and Diana. Latona was also known for her persecution by Juno, which however afterwards subsiding, she was raised to the rank of a powerful deity. (Also see Leto). - Greek Mythology

Latona in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [LETO.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Latona in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Leto (Greek: Λητώ, Λατώ, Lato in Dorian Greek, etymology and meaning disputed) is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe:[1]. Leto was the titan goddess of being unseen. Kos claimed her birthplace.[2] In the Olympian scheme, Zeus is the father of her twins,[3] Apollo and Artemis, the Letoides, which Leto conceived after her hidden beauty accidentally caught the eyes of Zeus. For the classical Greeks, Leto is scarcely to be conceived apart from being pregnant and finding a place to be delivered of Apollo and Artemis, for Hera being jealous, made it so all lands shunned her. Finally, she finds an island that isn't attached to the ocean floor so it isn't considered land and she can give birth.[4] This is her one active mythic role: once Apollo and Artemis are grown, Leto withdraws, to remain a dim[5] and benevolent matronly figure upon Olympus, her part already played. In Roman mythology, Leto's equivalent is Latona, a Latinization of her name, influenced by Etruscan Letun.[6]...

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