Aetolian princess who became Spartan
consort queen of Tyndareus the mortal
was of immense beauty that Zeus himself
fell for her, and disguised himself
as a swan to lay with her the very
night she was to wed Tyndareus.
That night she laid two eggs
one with Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra
queen of Mycenae wife of Agamemnon
and another with Castor & Polux
the mortal & demigod Gemini Twins.
From Zeus Leda learned the divine
mystical language of birds to which
she spoke Ingreen, Adamic, Enochian,
and Angelic dialects teaching humans
about their kinds, origins, migrations,
mating and nesting habits to appreciate
their beauty, meaning, and roles.
Owls gave her wisdom so she gave
them sanctuary in trees at night.
Eagles were her eyes in the skies
so she gave them dominion over birds.
Crows were her emissaries of death
because they foretold her children's fates.
That's why they have red eyes & black coats.
Birds remember Leda for her compassion
Humans remember her for her immense beauty
History remembers her line of kings and queens
Museums remember her today on a vase
depicting a young maiden kissing a swan
with two large golden eggs beneath her cape.