Childbirth Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Childbirth


  1. Artemis (Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
  2. Asclepius saved by his father Apollo from the body of pregnant Coronis when Apollo slays her for infidelity. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 57]
  3. Athena sprang from the head of Zeus when Hephaestus split it open with an axe. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
  4. Auge Arcadian goddess of childbirth. [Arcadian Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
  5. Carmenta one of Camenae; protectress of women in confinement. [Rom. Rel.: Zimmerman, 50]
  6. Dionysus unborn god is saved from his dead mother and sewn into Zeus’s thigh, from which he is later born. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 273]
  7. dittany symbol of childbirth. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
  8. Egeria goddess of childbirth; protectress of the unborn. [Rom. Myth.: Avery, 425–426]
  9. Eileithyia ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 92]
  10. Hera (Rom. Juno) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
  11. Lilith demon; dangerous to women in childbirth. [Jew. Trad.: Benét, 586]
  12. Lucina goddess of childbirth. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
  13. Mater Matuta goddess of childbirth. [Rorer. Myth.: Howe, 160]
  14. Parca ancient Greek goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
  15. test-tube baby Louise Brown; first successful fertilization outside the body (1978). [Br. Hist.: Facts (1978), 596–597]
  16. Themis goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]

Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)