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Gallery: Olympian Healers


Apollo in a frieze of the Parthenon, ca. 430 BCE
Apollo was often considered to be a god of healing, and in stories such as The Iliad is depicted as the bringer and reliever of plagues. Hera was a protector of women, and she and her daughter, Eileithyia, were often called upon during childbirth. The goddess Hygieia (‘Health’), the daughter of Asclepius, was considered a guardian or personification of health.
Courtesy of Malcar Förlag

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