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Author Topic: Does anyone know about the history of Hecate as goddess of childbirth/midwifery?  (Read 1814 times)

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I'm very interested in birth goddesses.

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I'm very interested in birth goddesses.

 
I recently read a translation of and commentary on the Orphic Hymns which had a bit of information on this.

Under the epithet Prothyraia, which was associated with Eileithyia (the primary goddess of childbirth in mythic sources) and Artemis as well, Hekate seems to have been worshipped as a goddess of childbirth. I would suggest looking into that epithet.
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