Sick of the whole apple a day thing? Keep Hygeia around, and you'll be all set. She's the goddess of health and everyone wants her around. Sure Hygeia can be a little OCD at times—she covers everything she sees in hand sanitizer—but it's kind of her job. The word "hygiene" actually comes from her name (aha!). So remember: if you want to have Hygeia in your life, eat a balanced diet, get some exercise, wash your hands, and read up on this kooky goddess.
|Nickname||Salus, Hygieia, Clean Freak|
Work & Education
|Occupation||Goddess of Health|
|Education||Asclepius' Medical Academy|
|Political views||Good health for all!|
Family & Friends (& Enemies)
|Parents||Asclepius, God of Medicine and Healing (Dad)|
Epione, Goddess of Soothing Pain (Mom)
|Siblings||Panaceia (goddess of cure-alls) |
Aigle (goddess of radiant good health)
Iaso (goddess of cures)
Akeso (goddess of the process of healing)
Podaleirios (mortal healer)
Machaon (mortal healer)
Notice a trend?
|Friends||My wonderful family |
|Quotations||"Keep your own house and its surroundings pure and clean. This hygiene will keep you healthy and benefit your worldly life." |
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body."
– Francis Bacon, Jr.
"Hygiene is two thirds of health."
– Lebanese Proverb
"Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race"
– from "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson
"Rubber ducky you're the one.
You make bath time lots of fun."
|Books||"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman |
The Plague by Albert Camus
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal by Jeannine Pavarti Baker
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Disgusting sanitary conditions revealed!)
"In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop
"The Mind is an Enchanting Thing" by Marianne Moore
Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray
"After Apple-Picking" by Robert Frost (An apple a day...)
"The Sick Rose" by William Blake (This rose should've eaten her apples.)
|Music||Rubber Ducky Song by Ernie (Don't forget to bathe, kids!) |
Gangnam Style by Psy (Anybody who has the courage to dance like this has my vote.)
Give Your Heart a Break by Demi Lovato
Ho Hey by Lumineers
This is the Way We Go to School (I like the part about washing hands.)
Heal the World by Michael Jackson (Me and Dad's song.)
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
|Movies||Patch Adams |
How to Survive a Plague
The Waiting Room
It's a Wonderful Life
The English Patient
|TV Shows||Grey's Anatomy |
Dirty Jobs (This show really freaks me out.)
Monk (Monk has the right idea when it comes to personal hygiene.)