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Hygieia

Hygieia, the Greek Goddess of Health



Hygieia was the goddess of health, tidiness and pureness




Goddess Hygieia was the goddess of the prevention of mental and physical health, and the goddess of cleanliness and purity.

Hygieia is mentioned several times as the wife or daughter of Asclepius, the Greek god of Healing.

Hygieia's sister was Panakeia, a goddess associated with the concept of treatment.

While Asclepius and Panakeia were directly associated with the treatment of disease, the goddess Hygieia was associated with the prevention of disease and the preservation of health, since for the ancient Greeks treatment was not part of health.






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