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Hygieia, and her father, Asklepios, Greek relief. Hygieia was also granddaughter of Apollo, and played an important role in the cult of Asklepios as a giver of health. She is often identified with health and is sometimes called The Health. She was worshipped and celebrated together with her father on many places (Asklepieion) of the Greek and Roman world.

Archaeologists in Greece have excavated an ancient healing temple in the acropolis of Feneos dedicated to Asclepius, god of healing. Along with the foundations of the sacred temple, researchers also found an enormous statue of Asclepius, and his.

Marble relief with a dancing maenad...Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos... Period: Early Imperial, Augustan Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14----- Maenads were mythical women inspired by the god of wine, Dionysos, to abandon their homes and families and roam the mountains and forests, singing and dancing in a state of ecstatic frenzy.

Copy of a Greek relief of ca. attributed to KallimachosMaenads were mythical women inspired by the god of wine, Dionysos, to abandon their homes and families and roam the mountains and forests, singing and dancing in a state of ecstatic frenzy

HELLENISTIC STELE, ALL 5TH BCE Asklepios and his daughter Hygieia feeding a snake. Funerary relief, marble from the Therme of Salonika. Classical, last quarter 5th BCE Inv. 109 T Archaeological Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Asklepios and his daughter Hygieia feeding a snake. Funerary relief, marble from the Therme of Salonika. Classical, last quarter BCE Inv. 109 T Archaeological Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Relief of Minerva: Herculaneum

Relief of Minerva (Athena) - Goddess was never born, she sprang fully formed from the mind of Zeus. From Herculaneum

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