"Teletheusa remembered what the goddess had told her." The midwife gives the baby to Teletheusa. Of course she could not possibly have left her baby on the mountain to die: she is in love with her. Sometimes a higher power will tell us to do something that accords with our heart but which is against what ordinary life requires: in this case the goddess Io has already told Teletheusa to keep the baby. To do this Teletheusa has to pretend to Ligdus her husband that the baby is a boy. Only the midwife knows the truth. (print number 2)
This scene is taken from a Greek vase painting c 430 BC by the Kodros painter. The original shows Gaia giving Erichthonius to Athene.
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