Head of Hygeia – Ancient Greek goddess of Health Museum Copy Sculpture. Head of the goddess Hygeia from Athens. 4th cent. B.C. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. This is a replica of a museum original ca. 360 BC from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Made of cast stone with antique stone finish – placed on marble pedestal. About: Beautiful bust of Hygeia, ancient goddess of Health. Head of the goddess Hygeia with her gorgeous face and tender expression. The head of hygeia, generally considered to be one of the finest in the whole of Greek sculpture. Circa 360 BC, Athens, Archaelogical Museum. In Greek and Roman mythology, Hygieia (??????), or Hygeia (?????), was a daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius. She was the goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation and afterwards, the moon. 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”.