The protectress of births, occurs both as a surname of Aphrodite,1 and as a distinct divinity and a companion of Aphrodite.2 Genetyllis was also considered as a surname of Artemis, to whom women sacrificed dogs.3
- Aristophanes. Clouds, 52, with the Scholiast.
- Hesychius, s.v. Γενετυλίς; Aristophanes. Lysistrata, 2.
- Aristophanes. Thesmophoriazusae, 130; Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 4; Alciphron, iii, 2; comp. Bentley on Horace's Carmen Saeculare, 16.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.