Greek Goddess Hygieia Bust

Made of polymer

13" (33 cm)

Item No.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)

This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction

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Greek Goddess Hygieia Bust. In Greek and Roman mythology, Hygieia (also Hygiea or Hygeia, Greek ?????? or ?????, Latin Hyg?a or Hyg?a), was a daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius. She was the goddess/personification of health (Greek: ?????? - hugieia[1]), cleanliness and sanitation. She also played an important part in her father's cult. While her father was more directly associated with healing, she was associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health. Her name is the source of the word "hygiene". She was imported by the Romans as the Goddess Valetudo, the goddess of personal health, but in time she started to be increasingly identifyed with the ancient italian goddess of social welfare, Salus.
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