(ἡ Καλλιγένεια; hē Kalligéneia). Goddess of birth and growth, whose name is derived from the C. festival, which was particularly celebrated in Athens (Aristoph. Thesm. 298 with schol.; Alci. 2.37). Even in antiquity, C. was interpreted in various ways: as epithet to Ge ( Gaia) or Demeter (Hsch. s.v. K.; CIG III 5432) or as wet-nurse, priestess, or servant of Demeter.
H. Usener, Götternamen, 1896, 122ff.
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Frey, Jörg (Stuttgart),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
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