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Eileithyia Explained

Eileithyia at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Greek goddess of childbirth. Capable of helping or hindering labor according to her will, she was worshiped over a period of centuries from Neolithic to Roman times. The earliest evidence for her cult was found at Amnisus in Crete. In later Greek polytheism, she is sometimes described as the daughter of Hera and is sometimes identified with Hera or with Artemis.