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Heather Booth: As Modern Incarnation of Eileithyia, the Greek Goddess of Childbirth and Midwifery


Step into the realm of ancient Greek mythology and immerse yourself in the symbolism of Eileithyia, the revered Goddess of childbirth and midwifery. Andrea LaHue's exquisite Eileithyia Goddess Art Print captures the essence of this divine figure. In this blog post, we celebrate Heather Booth, a living embodiment of Eileithyia, as we explore her remarkable activism and her dedication to empowering women and championing voting rights.

Eileithyia: The Guardian of Birth and Maternity:

In Greek mythology, Eileithyia played a vital role in childbirth and midwifery. She was present for the momentous birth of Athena, emerging fully grown from the head of Zeus. Often associated with the three Fates, Eileithyia was considered the "Clever Spinner" and was depicted sitting beside them. Artistic representations often depicted her with flames, symbolizing the arrival of children into the world and the pains of childbirth. Eileithyia's intervention even played a significant part in the birth of Hercules, when she transformed a maiden into a polecat as a result of her betrayal. Revered and worshipped for her care and guidance during childbirth, she sometimes appeared multiplied as the Eileithyia.

Heather Booth: A Modern Incarnation of Eileithyia:

Heather Booth, a living American icon, embodies the qualities of the ancient Greek Goddess Eileithyia. Booth's activism began at a young age, and she continued her commitment to civil rights, anti-war movements, and feminism throughout her life. Notably, she founded The Janes, an organization born out of a deep understanding of women's experiences. Heather Booth's dedication to community and political organizing, fueled by her profound civil rights background, showcases her as a true champion for empowering women and ensuring their rights.

Booth's recent focus on voting rights demonstrates her unwavering commitment to preserving democratic principles and ensuring equal access to the electoral process. Much like Eileithyia, who guided mothers and midwives through childbirth, Booth guides communities and advocates for the fundamental right to vote.

The Eileithyia Print: Symbolizing Birth and Empowerment:

Immerse yourself in the transformative energy of the Eileithyia art print, symbolizing birth and empowerment. This limited-edition hand-embellished archival pigment print on sustainable Bamboo Paper captures the spirit of Eileithyia and Heather Booth's dedication to championing women's rights. Each print is meticulously adorned with 24 karat gold leaf and spray paint, enhancing its visual impact and significance. Measuring 16" x 16" and limited to an edition of 10, every print is personally hand-signed and numbered by Andrea LaHue, accompanied by her unique chop mark, certifying its authenticity.

Elevate the Presentation with Museum-Quality Framing:

Enhance the visual impact of your Eileithyia art print by opting for museum-quality framing options. Carefully curated to complement the print's aesthetic, these frames offer a sophisticated presentation, highlighting its significance as a symbol of birth, empowerment, and women's rights.


Celebrate the convergence of ancient myth and modern activism as Heather Booth embodies the divine qualities of Eileithyia, the Greek Goddess of childbirth and midwifery. The Eileithyia art print captures the essence of this revered deity and Booth's unwavering commitment to empowering women and advocating for voting rights. Discover the transformative power of art and activism with the limited-edition Eileithyia art print, available exclusively at

Heather Booth as Eileithyia.

Eileithyia is known as the Greek Goddess of childbirth and midwifery in ancient Greek mythology. The Goddess was present for the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus, and was present for the yearly birth of the divine child throughout Greece. Associated with the three Fates: Spinner, Allotter and Inflexible, she was considered sitting beside them, as the “Clever Spinner.” Often shown in art with flames, depicting bringing children into the light and the pains of childbirth. Eileithyia once turned a maiden into a polecat, annoyed with her betrayal, which allowed Hercules to be born. Revered and worshiped for her care of mothers and guidance for midwives and through childbirth, she sometimes appears multiplied, as the Eileithyia.

Heather Booth is the living American icon who embodies the Ancient Greek Goddess Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth and midwifery. Booth was active in civil rights before she graduated high school and was part of the civil rights, anti war and feminist movements going forward. Notably, she organically created The Janes, stemming from a deep understanding of what it is to be a woman. Both Booth and her husband’s deep roots in civil rights honed her skills as a community and political organizer, she is currently active with her recent refocus on voting rights.

Artist: Andrea LaHue aka Random Act

Title: Eileithyia

Edition: Hand Embellished Archival pigment print on sustainable Bamboo Paper, from an edition of 10

Medium: Embellished with 24 karat gold leaf & spray paint.

Size: 16 x 16

Markings: Hand Signed and numbered

Date: 2022

Available via for the POWHER 2022 Exhibition. Click on any picture and it will take you there.


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