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Leda and the swan

The story of Leda and the Swan is a Greek myth which is told with several variations.

Zeus fell in love with the mortal Leda, wife of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, and seduced her in the form of a swan... read more...

For the backround I used a photo of an original fresco from the Bronze age Minoan city of Akrotiri on Santorini island. This fresco can be seen among others, at the National Achaeological Museum of Athens, Greece. The 49cm tall marble statue is actually the 3rd century BC Aphrodite of Rhodes, from the city's Archaeological Museum.

 

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Taken on March 28, 2011