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In Greek mythology, Taygete was one of the Pleiades. She was the mother of Lacedaemon by Zeus.

Zeus pursued Taygete, who prayed to Artemis. The goddess turned Taygete into a doe but Zeus raped her when she was unconscious. She thus conceived Lacedaemon, the mythical founder of Sparta.

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