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Eileithyia was the Greek goddess of childbirth. She was the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Zeus had another wife, Leto. When Leto was in labor, Hera kept Eilithyia away from helping Leto. Finally Eilithyia snuck away as Leto was floating on her back in the water there she eased Artemis out of Leto's womb. Then Hera discovered what Eilithyia had done and she flew in a rage. Eilithyia quickly guided Leto to a new island called Delos and quickly tugged Apollo out which caused Leto much pain. Then Hera found them, her eyes full of fury. She was angered at Eilithyia for doing such a thing against her mother and punished Eilithyia severely.