In Greek mythology, Leto is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, the sister of Asteria, the mother of Apollo and Artemis. The island of Kos is claimed as her birthplace. Diodorus, in 2.47 states that Leto was born in Hyperborea and not in Kos. In the Olympian scheme, Zeus is the father of her twins and Artemis, which Leto conceived after her hidden beauty accidentally caught the eyes of Zeus. Classical Greek myths record little about Leto other than her pregnancy and her search for a place where she could give birth to Apollo and Artemis, since Hera in her jealousy caused all lands to shun her, she found an island, not attached to the ocean floor so it was not considered land and she could give birth. This is her only active mythic role: once Apollo and Artemis are grown, Leto withdraws, to remain a dim and benevolent matronly figure upon Olympus, her part played. In Roman mythology, Leto's Roman equivalent is Latona, a Latinization of her name, influenced by Etruscan Letun. In Crete, at the city of Dreros, Spyridon Marinatos uncovered an eighth-century post-Minoan hearth house temple in which there were found three unique figures of Apollo and Leto made of brass sheeting hammered over a shaped core.
Walter Burkert notes. Leto was identified from the fourth century onwards with the principal local mother goddess of Anatolian Lycia, as the region became Hellenized. In Greek inscriptions, the children of Leto are referred to as the "national gods" of the country, her sanctuary, the Letoon near Xanthos predated Hellenic influence in the region and united the Lycian confederacy of city-states. The Hellenes of Kos claimed Leto as their own. Another sanctuary, more identified, was at Oenoanda in the north of Lycia. There was a further Letoon at Delos, her Titan father is called "Coeus" and, though H. J. Rose considers his name and nature uncertain, he is in one Roman source given the name Polus, which may relate him to the sphere of heaven from pole to pole; the name of Leto's mother, "Phoebe", is identical to the epithet of her son Apollo, Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων, throughout Homer. Several explanations have been put forward to explain the origin of the goddess and the meaning of her name. Older sources speculated that the name is related to the Greek λήθη λωτός lotus.
It would thus mean "the hidden one". In 20th-century sources Leto is traditionally derived from Lycian lada, "wife", as her earliest cult was centered in Lycia. Lycian lada may be the origin of the Greek name Λήδα Leda. Other scholars have suggested a Pre-Greek origin. According to Hyginus when Hera, the most conservative of goddesses – for she had the most to lose in changes to the order of nature — discovered that Leto was pregnant and that Zeus was the father, she realized that the offspring would cement the new order, she was powerless to stop the flow of events. Hera banned Leto from giving birth on "terra firma", the mainland, any island at sea, or any place under the sun. According to Pseudo-Apollodorus "Latona for her intrigue with Zeus was hunted by Hera over the whole earth, till she came to Delos and brought forth first Artemis, by the help of whose midwifery she afterwards gave birth to Apollo."Antoninus Liberalis is not alone in hinting that Leto came down from Hyperborea in the guise of a she-wolf, or that she sought out the "wolf-country" of Lycia called Tremilis, which she renamed to honour wolves that had befriended her for her denning.
Another late source, Aelian links Leto with wolves and Hyperboreans: Wolves are not delivered of their young, only after twelve days and twelve nights, for the people of Delos maintain that this was the length of time that it took Leto to travel from the Hyperboreoi to Delos. Most accounts agree that she found the barren floating island of Delos, still bearing its archaic name of Asterios, neither mainland nor a real island and gave birth there, promising the island wealth from the worshippers who would flock to the obscure birthplace of the splendid god, to come; the island was surrounded by swans. As a gesture of gratitude, Delos was secured with four pillars and became sacred to Apollo. Callimachus wrote that it is remarkable that Leto brought forth Artemis, the elder twin, without travail. By contrast, according to the Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo, Leto labored for nine nights and nine days for Apollo, in the presence of all the first among the deathless goddesses as witnesses: Dione, Ichnaea and the "loud-moaning" sea-goddess Amphitrite.
Only Hera kept apart to kidnap Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth, to prevent Leto from going into labor. Instead, having been born first, assisted with the birth of Apollo. Another version, in the Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo and in an Orphic hymn, states that Artemis was born before Apollo, on the island of Ortygia, that she helped Leto cross the sea to Delos the next day to give birth there to Apollo. According to the Homeric hymn, the goddesses who assembled to be witnesses at the birth of Apollo were responding to a public occasion in the rites of a dynasty, where the authenticity of the child must be established beyond doubt from the first moment; the dynastic rite of the witnessed birth must have been familiar to the hymn's hearers. The dynasty, so concerned about being authenticated in this myth is the new dynasty of Zeus and the Olympian Pantheon, the goddesses at Delos who bear witness to the rightness of the birth are the great goddesses of t
Victoriaville is a town in central Quebec, Canada, on the Nicolet River. Victoriaville is the seat of Arthabaska Regional County Municipality and a part of the Centre-du-Québec region, it was formed in 1993 by the merger of Arthabaska, Saint-Victoire-d'Arthabaska and Victoriaville, with the name of the latter being used for the new merged town. Victoriaville's size and location have earned it the title Capitale des Bois-Francs, referring to the Bois-Francs region of the province. Victoriaville produces numerous hardwood products, including furniture and hockey sticks; the Parc-Linéaire Des Bois-Francs bike trail traverses Victoriaville. There are many paths for cyclists throughout the town, including ones leading to the summit of Mont Arthabaska, at the southern limits of the town; the Laurier Museum commemorates the summer home of Canadian former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and is a National Historic Site of Canada. Many festivals are held throughout the year including the Week-end En Blues series of concerts, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in the spring, the Exposition Agricole in the summer.
Investment in the industrial park has buoyed the town and spurred new residential and commercial development. It is the home of a prominent Lactantia dairy factory, two shopping malls, the Cégep de Victoriaville, a quaint yet vibrant downtown core/shopping area on Rue Notre-Dame. Victoriaville Airport, located at the town's northern limits close to Route 116, is a regional airport that receives business flights and light private planes; the current mayor of Victoriaville is André Bellavance, elected as mayor of Victoriaville on February 21, 2016 mayoral by-election. Victoriaville is the seat of the judicial district of Arthabaska; the Victoriaville area was known to the native Abenaki peoples as Arthabaska or Awabaska, meaning "place of bulrushes and reeds". The area was first claimed in 1802 by a fur trader named John Gregory. Early colonists from the banks of the Saint Lawrence River arrived blazing trails as they went; the parish of Saint-Christophe d'Arthabaska was established in 1851, an event that many see as marking the town's true foundation.
In 1854 a train station was erected to serve the Grand Trunk Railway line from Richmond to Lévis, uniting the region with Montreal and Quebec City. The municipality of Victoriaville itself was created on May 8, 1861, named to honour Queen Victoria, the reigning monarch at the time. Victoriaville became a full-fledged town in 1890, having reached a population of 1,000. Among the many milestones in the growth of Victoriaville are the establishment of a hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska, in 1931. Train service through Victoriaville was discontinued in 1960. In June 1993, after a referendum on amalgamation, the municipalities of Sainte-Victoire-D'Arthabaska and Victoriaville merged to form the town of Victoriaville; the aboriginal name "Arthabaska", unique and well-appreciated by residents, was retained in several ways, notably in the name of the regional county municipality and in the name of the highest mountain that overlooks the town. Textiles, wood products and furniture products have long been the heart of the economy, but their presence have declined in the past years.
A large Lactantia factory producing butter and other dairy products has been a major employer for decades. Water filtered from Réservoir Beaudet is said to be some of the best water worldwide; the weekly newspaper La Nouvelle-Union, is a major source of the town's local news, since national news organisations tend to run larger stories affecting larger areas or cities. Two radio stations, CFJO and CFDA serve Victoriaville. Both stations air programming produced in Victoriaville and in Thetford Mines. CKYQ, a station licensed to Plessisville has a studio and a transmitter in Victoriaville. Latitude: 46°03′ N Longitude: 71°57′ W Area: 81,96 km2 Density: 489.3 people/km2Most residents speak French as their first language, around half a percent speak English as their first language. Jean Béliveau, ten-time Stanley Cup winner with the Montreal Canadiens, was raised in Victoriaville after moving there from Trois-Rivières at a young age; the town is home to the Victoriaville Tigres junior hockey team, who have played in the QMJHL since 1987.
They play at the Colisée Desjardins. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian Prime Minister Édouard Richard, member of the House of Commons of Canada Jean Béliveau, hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens Sylvie Boucher, Conservative MP for the House of Commons of Canada René Corbet, hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche Dumas, singer François Labbé, businessman Pierre-Olivier Marcoux, hockey player for the Louiseville Bellemare. He's known as the first midget-sized hockey player to win two champ
The Tyrrell 023 was a Formula One car designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and Mike Gascoyne for the Tyrrell team for use in the 1995 Formula One season. Driven by Ukyo Katayama and Mika Salo, the best finish achieved by the 023 was fifth. Designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and Mike Gascoyne, the 023 featured a new hydraulic-controlled front suspension system, known as "Hydrolink", which Tyrrell had been testing since February 1995, it used a 3-litre version of the Yamaha V10, raced the previous year. The team retained all its 1994 backers including Mild Seven, BP, Calbee, Club Angle and Zent; this was helped by the fact that new team driver Mika Salo brought $3 million with him to the team. Ukyo Katayama, who had driven for the team since 1993, remained on the roster. After an impressive 1994 showing with the simple but effective 022, 1995 was a huge disappointment for the team; the 023 chassis proved to be mediocre and the team's innovative "Hydrolink" suspension was rendered ineffective due to its deficiencies.
The Hydrolink suspension was removed from the 023 at mid-season. Salo was impressive in his first full season of F1, scoring all of the team's total of five points, he could have done better, holding third place at the season-opening Brazilian GP before spinning back to seventh due to cramp. He was set for points at the next race, but was taken out by backmarker Aguri Suzuki; as such, the Finn had to wait until the second half of the season to score his first points. Katayama, on the other hand, proved to be disappointing after a promising effort in 1994, he was disadvantaged by the new high cockpit sides as a short driver, but was still outclassed by his inexperienced team-mate. Test driver Gabriele Tarquini stood in for Katayama at the Nürburgring after the Japanese was injured in an acrobatic startline crash at Estoril. After his retirement in 1997, the Japanese revealed that he had suffered a cancer on his back, although not harmful, had an adverse effect on his competitiveness. Tyrell finished ninth in the Constructors' Championship, with five points, behind Footwork due to Gianni Morbidelli's third-place finish at Adelaide