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Hygieia


Hygieia was the Greek goddess of health. She was the daughter of Asklepios, the physician god of healing. Also, Hygieia was a remedial drink composed of wheat, oil, and honey. She is depicted as Hygieia-Salus in a marble group sculpture at the Vatican, with Asclepius, the Roman god of healing, and a snake that she is touching. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 110

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