HYGEIAAlso known as HYGIEIA
Goddess of Hygiene. Nothing to do with fitted kitchens.She's the daughter of Dr. ASCLEPIUS and knows a thing or two about keeping healthy. Very popular.
For some unknown reason, she keeps a pet snake with a voracious appetite. There are many symbolic theories concerning the snake. But maybe she just feeds it viruses, bacteria and disease.
Perhaps that snake is also the one curled around ASCLEPIUS's famous rod as the symbol of medicine.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HYGIEIA
Popularity index : 519
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