In Ancient Greek mythology, Leda was an Aetolian princess who became a Spartan Queen. She was seduced by Zeus who feathered himself into the form of a swan. From this copulation, she gave birth to the infamous Helen of Troy whose "face launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Ilium" as referenced in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (1604).
Leda has since been a classic motif in art, literature and culture. She was the subject of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting composition, who was fascinated with the theme of Leda during the time he painted Mona Lisa. Leda was also referenced in William Butler Yeats’ classic poem, ‘Leda and the Swan’ whereby Leda's daughter, Helen shapes mythological history and symbolises the collapse of Troy.
While both offer an interpretation of this classical myth, Love Ally has curated their own interpretation of Leda and chosen a wax medium to carefully sculpt her form which symbolises strength and empowerment.
From the Maker:
Love Ally was founded on the philosophy of creativity and appreciation of art-history. Through their passion, they have transcended the craft of candle making into functional statement decor pieces. Love Ally wanted to find a way to bring the timeless sculptural beauty of the past to your home.
- Australian Made from a sustainable beeswax blend
16.5 cm H x 10 cm W x 9 cm D
Candle Care and Safety
- Avoid placing near a draft, open window, air duct or fan
- Ensure wick is trimmed each time candle is lit
- Do not leave candle unattended whilst lit
- Stop burning the candle once 2cm of unmelted wax remain
- Limit exposure to natural and artificial light to prevent discolouration.
This candle is made for decorative use, however, if you decide to burn it we strongly recommend you place a heat-proof dish under this product to help control any excess wax from dripping.