Nixi Dii

A general term, which seems to have been applied by the Romans to those divinities who were believed to assist women at the time when they were giving birth to a child.

Before the cella of Minerva, on the Capitol, there were three statues in kneeling position, which were designated as Dii Nixi.



  • Quos putabant praesidere parientium nixibus, Festus, p. 175 (ed. Müller).
  • Nonius, p. 57.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses ix, 294.
  • 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.