In Greek mythology, which god in the guise of the swan seduced the queen of Sparta Leda?
Leda was admired by Zeus, who seduced her in the guise of a swan. As a swan, Zeus fell into her arms for protection from a pursuing eagle. Their consummation resulted in two eggs from which hatched Helen (later known as the beautiful "Helen of Troy"), Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux. The divine swan’s encounter has been depicted by both ancient Greek and Italian Renaissance artists; Leonardo da Vinci, Correggio among many others. It also been well-known treated by modern and contemporary artists. William Butler Yeats’s “Leda and the Swan” is one of the classic poems of literary modernism.