Eileithyia Black Goddess Of The Ancient Greeks

Eleithyiae, Zeus, the birth of Athena, Athenian
tripod kothos C6th B.C., Musée du Louvre

EILEITHYIA (or Ilithyia) was the goddess of childbirth and labour pains. According to some there were two Eileithyiai, one who furthered birth and one who protracted the labour. Her name means “she who comes to aid” or “relieve” from the Greek word elêluthyia. Her Roman counterpart was Natio (“Birth”) or Lucina (“Light bringer”). read more

The Moorish Tribes of Algerie and Tunisie: The Kabyles

890 –“The Kabyles or Kabaily of Algerian and Tunisian territories…besides tillage, work the mines contained in their mountains…They live in huts made of branches of trees and covered with clay which resemble the Magalia of the old Numidians…They are of middle stature, their complexion brown and sometimes nearly black.” Written in The Encyclopedia Britannica: Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature Henry G. Allen Company p. 261 Volume I 1890. read more