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)

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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)

Helen of Troy - the daughter of Zeus and Leda, Helen was the Queen of Sparta and considered the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Her abduction by Paris led to the Trojan War. She is portrayed here by Diane Kruger.

Helen of Troy - the daughter of Zeus and Leda, Helen was the Queen of Sparta and considered the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Her abduction by Paris led to the Trojan War. She is portrayed here by Diane Kruger.

diane kruger- Helen of Troy, said to be the most beautiful woman in Greek Mythology

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Greek Myth through the prism of Hollywood is flowing hair & kohl pencil..we approve!

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Greek Myth through the prism of Hollywood is flowing hair & kohl pencil..we approve!

tallgirltales: All that glitters is not gold. Oscar de la Renta | Pre-Fall 2012 [via thatluciegirl:oscarprgirl]

tallgirltales: All that glitters is not gold. Oscar de la Renta | Pre-Fall 2012 [via thatluciegirl:oscarprgirl]

Saint Helena | From a unique collection of abstract paintings at https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/abstract-paintings/

Saint Helena

Saint Helena | From a unique collection of abstract paintings at https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/abstract-paintings/

From the movie Troy. I love that necklace so much and I am going to make a version of it someday.

From the movie Troy. I love that necklace so much and I am going to make a version of it someday.

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