Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Hygieia, the Greek Goddess of Health


the Greek god Hygieia


Goddess Hygieia was the goddess of the prevention of mental and physical health as well as the goddess of tidiness and pureness.
Hygieia is many times mentioned as the wife or daughter of Asclepius, the Greek god of Healing.

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

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

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