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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Eleuthia, Ilythia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Birth
Area of expertise: Childbirth
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1122
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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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