Definition of Latona
1. Noun. Wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Latona
Literary usage of Latona
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Classical Dictionary: Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names ...by John Lemprière by John Lemprière (1822)
"9, &c. secretly promised in marriage by her mother to ] Latona the object of her ... Latona wandered from place to place in the time of her pregnancy, ..."
2. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"It contains several temples; — of Apollo, of Diana, and of Latona. In this last the oracles are delivered. It is of very great size, having porticos 10 ..."
3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... at which hour we entirely lost sight of the Neptune from the mast-head, the Latona and Castor then in company, and one of the enemy's ships about three ..."
4. Gods and Heroes, Or, The Kingdom of Jupiter by Robert Edward Francillon (1894)
"And she went to Terra, and made her swear not to give Latona a resting- place or a ... So poor Latona was hunted and driven about by Python night and day. ..."
5. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"But of all that I observed within the enclosure sacred to Latona, the chapel of the Goddess caused me the greatest surprise. Its sides are of a single stone ..."
6. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"... and shedding tears 46O She fled (leaving her bow and shafts to lie Upon the ground, dispersed here and there) • Then forth came Hermes and Latona bright ..."