In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy (Greek" Ἑλένη Helénē, pronounced [helénɛː]), also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra. In Greek myths she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
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Mythological Helena, most beautiful of women and ultimate price of Troy, was born from an egg laid by her mother Leda. Leda had been impregnated by a handsome swan (the god Zeus in disguise) - a feat perhaps assisted by the fact that swans are among the very few birds species (less than 3%) whose males possess a penis. Picture: Helen of Troy by Evelyn de Morgan (1898, London)