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.
Salus, Hygieia, Clean Freak
Goddess of Health
Asclepius' Medical Academy
Good health for all!
Asclepius, God of Medicine and Healing (Dad)
Panaceia (goddess of cure-alls)
My wonderful family
"Keep your own house and its surroundings pure and clean. This hygiene will keep you healthy and benefit your worldly life."
"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Rubber Ducky Song by Ernie (Don't forget to bathe, kids!)
Oh yeah, you should totally hang out with Hygeia. We always feel a little better after spending a little time with the goddess of health. She'll be the pretty maiden, chilling with her grey bearded dad, Asclepius, god of medicine and healing. Chances are they'll both be holding their pet snakes when you see them—Hygeia is always feeding hers from a bowl. That might sound a little scary, but don't stress. They're actually special happy healing snakes, so they're good to have around.
Age: Appears as a young maiden
Complexion: Healthy glow
Hair Color: Brown
Facial Hair: None
Jewelry and accessories: A snake and cup to feed it with
Clothing: White robes
Type of Weapon: None
Temples of Healing
The sky (as a constellation)
Dec 20, 2019
The goddess of health gets a little shout out in this grizzly tragedy.
Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019
This anonymous text—which has been attributed to Orpheus—is all about the awesomeness of the goddess of health.
Dec 20, 2019
Get the low down on what it was like to visit an ancient temple of Asclepius and Hygeia from a dude who actually was there.