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Eileithyias Antron

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: J. Bennet, G. Reger
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, DARMC, Tom Elliott, Sean Gillies, Brady Kiesling, R. Talbert
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 07, 2018 04:46 PM History
The Cave of Eileithyia on Crete is an ancient sanctuary sacred to the goddess of childbirth. The shrine was active during Neolithic, Minoan, and Mycenaean phases.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

35.318405, 25.21053

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, Jeffrey Becker, DARMC, Tom Elliott, Sean Gillies, Brady Kiesling, and R. Talbert, 'Eileithyias Antron: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 09 August 2020]

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