Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

HYGEIA

Greek Good Health Goddess

Also known as Hygieia

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hygieia

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Good Health
Area of expertise: Good Health

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1399

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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