Leto (Latona) Leto was a titan goddess of modesty and kindness.In Hesiod's Theogony, she is described as the "gentlest in all Olympus", being always gentle and mild towards others, both gods and men. The island of Kos is claimed as her birthplace. The delivery of Artemis was painless but the birth of Apollo lasted for nine whole days and nights because Hera had kidnapped Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth, preventing Leto from having an easy and painless labor. The queen of the gods was particularly threatened by Leto because of a prophecy she had heard regarding the Titaness’s pregnancy. But Leto is the goddess of Motherhood, having quite a terrifying motherhood herself. Leto found a safe refugee to give birth on Delos, which was surrounded by swans. Leto is always motherly and gentle, but will not tolerate being disrespected she is rather determined, just like Artemis. Greek Mythology - This is the story of Leto giving birth to her children, Apollo and Artemis. In Greek mythology, Leto (/ˈliːtoʊ/; Greek: Λητώ Lētṓ; Λατώ, Lātṓ in Dorian Greek, etymology and meaning disputed) is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, the sister of Asteria, and the mother, by Zeus, of Apollo and Artemis. Greek name Edit. Leto had the ability (like Artemis) to raise the moon and hunt in the dark. Zues was married to Leto but once they found out that she was pregnant, Zues left Leto afraid of his furious queen, Hera. Personality Edit. Leto was the latest goddess to be threatened by Hera’s wrath. It said that Leto would give birth to a son who would be loved by his father than Hera’s own son, Ares.