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Hygeia, Health,
Alternate meaning: Heath-Bringer.
[to Whom the twenty-seventh day of May, day 147, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek: especially Titane. Devotion to Her was introduced to Athens in 420 BC.
Linguistic Note: related English words: hygiene, hygenic etc.
Description: Originally: Radiant Goddess of healing powers and medicine.
Later also: Preserver of humanity from sickness; Protectress of humanity from all dangers on land and sea.
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Iconography: often depicted as a maiden of benevolent appearance, wearing the chiton and giving food or drink to a snake out of a dish [probably a patera, meaning making a libation].
To Whom Sacred: the all-heal mistletoe (loranthus and ixias); snake.
Male Associates: consort/father, Asclepius.

Sources: EB/Hygeia; GMv1/175; GMv2/index; NLEM/170.
Epione, ---.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Male Associates: consort, Asclepius, god of healing; sons, Machaon, mortal king and surgeon, Podalirius, mortal king and surgeon, and Janiscus. Source:: Kravitz WWGRM 37, 90, 146, 194
Iaso, Healer.

Alternate meaning: She-Who-Cures.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: Goddess of healing. Source: WWGRM/125.
Oulia, The-Healer.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: Goddess of purification and healing.
Male Associates: Apollo-Oulios. Source: Encyc Brit v2 664a.
Panacaea, All-Healing.

Alternate meanings: Healer.

Geography/Culture: Greek
Linguistic Note: Roman orthography from Greek panakeia, itself from panakes, 'All healing': pan, 'all', plus akos, 'cure'. Related English word: panacea. .
To Whom Sacred: perhaps mistletoe (the pancea) Source: AHDEL; Kravitz WWGRM/175
Salus, {Wholeness}.

Alternate meanings: Health.
Geography/Culture: Italy: Old Italic. A temple on the Qurinal was eracted to Her in 302 B.C.
Linguistic Note: from Latin stem salut-, 'health',' whole, uninjured'. Related English words: safe, salubrious, salutary, salute.
Description: Originally associated with agriculture, She became: Goddess of well-being, health, prosperity and public welfare. {Vermeule says: abstract idea, personification of allegory.}
To Whom Sacred: ears of grain (Her older attribute).
Iconography: She is often depicted with Hygeia's snake and bowl.
Festival: March 30, when prayers were offered to Her. She was also appealed to in times of great sickness. Source: WWGRM/165, 208; FWSDMFL/968; GRARE/8.
worked on: May 1996; May 1995; August 6, 1991.
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