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Greek Gods and Goddess: Eileithyia

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Introduction to Eileithyia

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Eileithyia and the myths and legends surrounding Eileithyia, Eileithyia relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Eileithyia

Was the Greek goddess of childbirth, and Midwifery, connected to the annual birth of divine children, her cult was connected to the Earth shaker, Enesidaon, better known to us as Poseidon and Neptune. She is associated with the cult of Eleusis, and thus, the Elysian Mysteries of Kore and Demeter, initiates of which were the hope of life after death, in the form of resurrection. One of the symbols they shown and given to contemplate was a stalk of Grain, normally wheat. The embodiment of Horus and like gods. The idea being, that wheat grows, and if be virtuous in life, then it bears seed, upon death, if seed be good, it is reborn, and springs from the earth once more.

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