- Classical Mythology. the mother, by her husband Tyndareus, of Castor and Clytemnestra and, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen.
- Astronomy. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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- Greek myth a queen of Sparta who was the mother of Helen and Pollux by Zeus, who visited her in the form of a swan
- astronomy a small satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit
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