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If someone's having a baby, Heqat and the rest of these helpful deities won't be far behind. School's gotten used to them asking for field trip days to the hospital. Hey, it's for a good cause.
We figure this Greek goddess has more experience in the whole birthing sphere than anybody else. She gave birth to everything there is, after all. Mother Earth has this drill down, don't you think?
Speaking of Greek goddesses with experience, Hera knows a lot about children, too. Sadly, half of them are kids her flirty husband Zeus is having with everybody but her.
In Haitian Vodou, Papa Guede is the spirit of death. But he's also fond of little kids and does everything he can to protect them along with pregnant mothers. Who knew the guy with a top hat and a skull for a face was such a softie?