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Klimt - Hygieia

Identifier

001763

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

In Greek and Roman mythology, Hygieia was one of the  daughters of the god of medicine, Asclepius. She was the goddess of health and  cleanliness and ‘sanitation’ it is from her name that we get the  word "hygiene".  She also played an important part in her father's cult. While her father was more directly associated with healing, she was associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health.

A description of the experience

Gustav Klimt’s figure of Hygeia shows her with a snake

The source of the experience

Klimt, Gustav

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Fire
Kundalini

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References