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Headword: Εἰλείθυιαι
Adler number: epsiloniota,108
Translated headword: Eilithyiai
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The goddesses who attend on women in childbirth.
Greek Original:
Εἰλείθυιαι: αἱ ἐπὶ τῶν τικτουσῶν θεαί.
Note:
Same entry in other lexica, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 11.270, where they are mentioned (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; gender and sexuality; medicine; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 June 2005@09:32:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 24 June 2005@17:51:40.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 June 2005@05:01:15.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2012@04:31:23.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 December 2012@00:21:19.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2012@05:19:55.

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