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EILEITHYIA

Greek Childbirth Goddess

Also known as ELEUTHIA, ILYTHIA

Goddess of Childbirth and Birth Pain

She is very popular, especially in Crete.

She carries a torch to symbolize the bringing forth of babies from darkness into light. We would have thought a supply of towels and hot water would be more useful.

EILEITHYIA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : EILEITHYIA
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ELEUTHIA, ILYTHIA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity

In charge of : Birth
God of : Childbirth

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 8786

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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