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HYGEIA

Picture of the Greek Good Health Goddess HYGEIA from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek Good Health Goddess

Also 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.

HYGEIA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HYGEIA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Good Health
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HYGIEIA
Popularity index : 7235

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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