GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

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
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Birth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ELEUTHIA, ILYTHIA
Popularity index : 6846

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "EILEITHYIA: Goddess of Childbirth from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 July 2014.

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