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Hygieia

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A statue of Hygieia
Bowl of Hygieia
Hygiea astronomical symbol
Hygiea astronomical symbol (alternate)

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From Ancient Greek Ὑγίεια (Hugíeia, literally health, hygiene), from Latin Hygēa, Hygīa, from Ancient Greek Ὑγιεία (Hugieía), Ὑγεία (Hugeía).

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Hygieia

  1. (Greek mythology) The personification/goddess of hygiene, good health, cleanliness, and sanitation, and a daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Her Roman counterpart is Salus.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 10 Hygiea, the fourth-largest known asteroid.

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