The daughter of Zeus and Hera, she holds aloft a burning torch, symbolizing the pain of labor and the bringing forth of babies from the womb into the light. Or perhaps she just likes holding torches.
Following the pleas of Hera, she delayed the birth of Heracles so his arch-rival Eurystheus could nip in ahead of him to claim Kingship of Mycenae.
Ilithyia Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Eileithyia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Birth
Area of expertise: Childbirth
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1403
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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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