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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Eleuthia, Ilythia

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
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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