Leda and Zeus

Leda and Zeus

View of the upper left portion of the mosaic found in the House of Aion.

The nude figure in the center of the image is Leda (name in Greek right of her head).  The name Zeus appears above and to the left of her head.

Normally the myth portrays Zeus approaching Leda as a Swan (to this viewer not clearly visible in this panel, unless the bird’s head to the right of Leda’s is that of a swan).

For the location of the House of Aion Click Here.

For a map and brief descriptive comments on Paphos Click Here.