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Eileithyias Antron

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J. Bennet, G. Reger Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 03, 2022 11:59 AM History
The Cave of Eileithyia outside Heraklion on Crete is an ancient sanctuary sacred to the goddess of childbirth. The shrine was active during Neolithic, Minoan, and Mycenaean phases.

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sanctuary (religious center), cave

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 60 D2 Eileithyias Antron

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Neraïdospilios/Koutsouras cave

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J. Bennet, G. Reger, DARMC, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Zachary Rosalinsky, and Tom Elliott, 'Eileithyias Antron: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2022 <> [accessed: 06 December 2023]

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