She was one of the Titans and the mother of the twin gods Apollon and Artemis. She was the goddess of motherhood and with her children a protectress of the young.
Leto got pregnant by Zeus after he was rejected by her sister Asteria who threw herself into the sea to escape his embraces which ended up with Zeus turning his eyes to Leto. Afterwards she was relentlessly pursued by Zeus' jealous wife Hera who wanted to prevent the goddess giving birth to illegitimate children.
Hera drove her from land to land preventing her from finding a place to rest and give birth. The floating island of Delos eventually provided her with refuge. Later when she was later travelling to Delphoi (Delphi) the giant Tityos attempted to abduct her but Apollon intervened and slew him with arrows.
In Hesiod's Theogony she is described as the gentlest in all Olympus being always gentle and mild towards others both gods and men. However according to some authors she had a short temper and could be wrathful and merciless to those who offended her.
Being attacked or abused several times she participated in several crucial episodes of colorful Olympian mythology. Nevertheless she remains as a strong woman with empowering motherly energy that all of us should embrace and honor.