Hygieia was the goddess of good health, cleanliness and hygiene in Greek mythology, daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius, and Epione. Her sisters were Panacea (goddess of universal remedy), Iaso (goddess of recuperation), Aceso (goddess of healing process), and Aglaea or Aegle (goddess of beauty and splendor). She also had a brother, Telesphorus, by whom she was always accompanied. Hygieia was often depicted as a young woman feeding a large snake that was wrapped around her body.
See Also: Asclepius