Rhapso

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In Greek mythology, Rhapso (Greek: Ῥαψώ) was a nymph or a minor goddess worshipped at Athens. She is known solely from an inscription of the 4th century BCE, found at Phaleron.[1] Her name apparently derives from the Greek verb ῥάπτω "to sew" or "to stitch".

According to some, she is associated with the Moirai (as a fate goddess) and Eileithyia (as a birth goddess); she somehow organized a man's thread of life, at birth, by some sort of stitching work (similar to Clotho of the Moirai). And according to others, she was possibly a patroness of seamstresses.[2]

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  1. ^ Inscriptiones Graecae, 22, 4547
  2. ^ Rice-Stambaugh 2009, p. 114

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