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Hygeia (Salus)

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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.

Basic Information

Name

Hygeia

Nickname

Salus, Hygieia, Clean Freak

Sex

Female

Current city

Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of Health

Education

Asclepius' Medical Academy

Beliefs

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?

Children

None

Friends

My wonderful family
Aphrodite

Enemies

Disease

Relationships

Relationship status

Single

Favorites

TV Shows

Grey's Anatomy 
Dirty Jobs (This show really freaks me out.) 
Nurse Jackie 
Monk (Monk has the right idea when it comes to personal hygiene.) 

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."
– Ernie

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 
Nurse Betty 
How to Survive a Plague 
The Waiting Room 
Contagion 
Garden State 
It's a Wonderful Life 
The English Patient

Activities & Interests

Likes

Gummy vitamins
Balanced diets
Hand sanitizer

Interests

Medicine
Healing

Groups

Nurses Rock
Doctors Without Borders
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 
Amnesty International