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Ancient Roman Goddesses for Kids - Latona
The myths and legends surrounding Latona, the Titan goddess of motherhood and modesty

Latona for kids
Discover the myths surrounding Latona, the Titan and Roman goddess of motherhood and modesty and the mother of Apollo and Diana by Jupiter. The Titans were members of a mythological race of giants who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Jupiter and the Olympian gods during the battle of the gods called the Titanomachy. Latona was the daughter of Polus and Phoebe from the very first dynasty of Titan gods. Additional facts and information about the mythology of individual Roman gods and goddesses can be accessed via the following links:

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Who was Latona?
Latona was the second generation of Titan gods and was revered as the goddess of motherhood and modesty by the Romans. She was one of the extraordinary number of gods and goddesses worshipped by the Ancient Greeks. The Titans were the descendents of the first gods or divinities, called the primordial or primeval gods, who were born out of Chaos. The legend and myth about the Roman goddess of motherhood and modesty, and the Titans has been passed down through the ages and plays an important role in the history of the Ancient World and the study of the classics.

Leto with her twins Artemis and Apollo

Picture of the goddess with her twins Diana and Apollo

Facts about Latona
Latona features in the Creation myth of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The following information, facts and profile provides a fast overview of Latona:

Latona Profile & Fact File
Greek Name: Leto
Role & Function: The function of the goddess is described as being the goddess of motherhood and modesty
Status: A goddess in the second dynasty of Titans and lover of Jupiter
Gender: Female
Name of Consort: Jupiter
Name of Father: Polus
Name of Mother: Phoebe
Names of Brothers: None
Names of Sisters: Asteria
Names of Children: Her union with Jupiter produced her twins, Apollo and Diana

The Children of Latona and Jupiter
The union between the beautiful Latona and her lover Jupiter produced her twins, Apollo and Diana. Latona was a wondrous beauty and was greatly loved by Jupiter. However their union was not a happy one due to the jealousy of Juno, the wife of Jupiter. Juno persecuted Latona and sent the dreadful serpent Python to terrify and torment her wherever she went. Jupiter took her to the island of Delos where she gave birth, unmolested to her twin-children, Apollo, the god of the sun and music and Diana, the goddess of the hunt and the moon.

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The Family of Latona - The Roman Gods Family Tree and Genealogy
The family members and genealogy of Latona can be established via the Roman gods family tree, providing an instant overview of the relationships between the major gods and goddesses of the Roman empire and their children.

Latona

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