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Hygiene Hygea Hygeia Medical Word Origin Etymology
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ HYGEA
~ HYGIEIA  or  see> SALUS
^u         or  see> SALUBRITY
           id+ | HEALTH |
           id+ | THE SOOTHING |
           id+ | HEALTH is VITAL for VITALITY |
~ HYGIENE  id+ | GOOD HEALTH | but
           is there "BAD" "HEALTH" ?
  sc> HYGIENE IS THE DISCIPLINE CONCERNED WITH HEALTH
  gr  HYGIENOS = GOOD HEALTH
      HUGIES     implies LIVING WELL
      HYGEIA     GODDESS OF HEALTH or
                 HYGIENE or
                 PROPHYLAXIS   see> gr PHYLAS = GUARD
                 or PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
  skrt  JIVA    VITAL ENERGY or
                VITALITY        sug> VIGOR
  ukr  ZHYVA    LIVING          sug> ANIMATED
       ZHYVIT   LIVING and      sug> ANIMAL
                ABDOMEN as in   sug> VENTure
                LIVING LIVER    sug> VENTral
  ply> | HEALTH IS SALUBRITY |  see> SALUS
  note  every "LATINO" is aware that
        A SNEEZE calls for an INVOCATION of
        SALUS or saying SALUD as in it SALUTE
  hx> in ROME HYGEIA HYGEA or HEGEIEIA was
      SALUS  as in
  SALUTARY
  SANE
  SANITARY
  SALUTE
  note SALARY or EARNINGS point to EAR  see> EARTH
  myth> the sisters SALUS or HYGEIA with
        MEDITRINA and PANACEA represent a
  VITAL TRILOGY
  HYGEIA had two sisters and a brother
  MEDITRINA or MEDICINE  sug> MEDIA MEDIC
  PANACEA      POTIONS   sug> REMEDY
  PODAREUS     PODIATRY  see> POD
  THEIR PARENTS WERE ESCULAPIOS & EPIONE
  HYGEIA as personification of SALUS   see> SAL
  SHE WAS THE GODDESS OF HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH
  HYGEIA stood for " IN CORPORE SANO MENS SANA "
  or "IN HEALTHY BODIES HEALTHY MINDS"
  note the link of
  PHYSICAL FITNESS with MENTAL HEALTH
  art> HYGEIA IS OFTEN SHOWN AS AN
       ACTIVE SMILING YOUNG GODDESS
  IN A LONG ROBE WITH A MILD EXPRESSION
  ALONE OR WITH HER SISTER MEDITRINA OR HER FAMILY
  HYGEIA MAY WEAR A WREATH OF LAUREL
  SHE HOLDS A SERPENT  HER ATTRIBUTE
  AS THE SYMBOL OF HEALTH
  THE SERPENT FEEDS FROM
  A PLATE or PATERA
  sc>  MODERN GENETICS SHOWS THAT GENES
       CONVEY INFORMATION THUS ARE
  NEITHER "GOOD or BAD"
  med> MEDICINE WILL SHIFT ITS EMPHASIS FROM
       "DISEASE" TO DEAL WITH "LIFE"
  continued see> MEDICINE
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