Poseidon was the God of the sea. When he was happy, he would pull islands out of the sea. that is exactly what he did with this island, Delos.
welcome to delos!
Now, Leto, one of Zeus' wives, was pregnant, but Hera, one of Zeus' more powerful wives, didn't want Leto to have a baby, so she said no land could accept her. She also forbade the goddess of childbirth to help leto give birth.
no babies for leto! Ilithyia, no helping! Land, no allowing her in!
leto stumbled upon the island of delos, needing to have her baby.
My babies are coming! I need to find a place to give birth.
i am hear to help you, my dear.
leto sat down, but she still couldn't have her baby because the goddess of childbirth wouldn't help her.
This is so annoying! that bleeping Hera won't let me have my baby!
The other gods tried to convince hera to let Ilithyia go, so Leto could have her baby. they finally convinced her by giving her a beautiful, 9 yard long necklace.
Would you like this beautiful, 9 yard necklace in trade for Ilithyia's freedom?
Ilithyia arrived and helped Leto have her 2 children, Apollo and artemis.