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Original Dune
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Leto II the Elder was the first born child of Paul Atreides and his lover (and later concubine) Chani. He was murdered in infancy by Glossu Rabban Harkonnen during a Sardaukar attack on the sietch where he was being hidden.

Leto II the Elder is sometimes also referred to simply as Leto II, and at times Leto II the God Emperor/Tyrant (the twin of Ghanima Atreides) is referred to as Leto III.

Priests on Rakis, some 1500 years after the God Emperor's death, theorised that Leto II the Elder was reincarnated in the second child by Muad'Dib and that a part of him remained in Heaven, nameless, to assist in the transition after death.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Leto II the Elder is omitted from the 1984 Dune film , while his portrayal in the 2000 Dune miniseries is largely the same as in the book.