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Articles referred to the Iberian Peninsula in Antiquity, known in Latin as Hispania, currently Spain and Portugal.

The couvade

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"Couvade" is a word derived from the French "couvade"; "couver" means “incubate” “brood." This ethnographic term designates a rite of sympathetic magic or formula for newborn recognition of newborn, practiced in some villages at the time of the birth of a son; that is a kind of simulation of birth by the father, who lies in the bed with the baby.

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