ALABASTER BUST OF GODDESS HEALTH, IN WHITE COLOR.
Health (arch. Hygeia) was an ancient Greek deity, personification of the health of body and soul. The oldest center of worship is Titan in Sikyona, where there was a sanctuary of Asclepius and Health. In Greek mythology she holds a prominent place in the worship of her father. Asclepius is directly associated with the treatment of diseases. But the goddess was associated with preventing disease and maintaining good health.
According to mythology, Hygeia was the wife or daughter of Asclepius and Ipion, Athena’s sister. Sisters or daughters of Health were Panakeia, Iasso, Akeso (Asklipiades) and according to Souda Aigli . Apart from Athens, it was worshiped in other cities, such as Thespies, Elatia, Megara, Corinth and Argos.
HEALTH IN ANCIENT GREECE