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In Greek mythology, Panaceia, or Πανάκεια (Latin Panacea), was the goddess of healing. She was the daughter of Asclepius, god of healing and medicine, and the granddaughter of Apollo, god of healing. She had three sisters, Iaso, Aceso, and Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of splendor). Through her father she bore a daughter (and step-sister) named Hygeia. Together, Panacea, Iaso, and Hygeia helped the sick and diseased to health, as Panacea was the goddess of healing and cures (see etymology), Iaso was the goddess of recovery, and Hygeia was the goddess of welfare and prevention of disease. Image File history File linksMetadata Panacea. ... Greek mythology consists of a large collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... Statue of Apollo at the British Museum Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn; Απελλων) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt), one of the most important and many-sided of the Olympian divinities. ... Iaso (also, Iaso Tholus or Jaso; in Ionian Greek, Ieso) was the Greek goddess of recovery. ... Aceso was the greek goddess of the healing process. ... The youngest of the Charities, Aglaea or Aglaia (splendor, brilliant, shining one) was Hephaestus wife and Asclepius daughter in Greek mythology. ... In Greek mythology, Hygieia (Roman equivalent: Salus) was a daughter of Asclepius. ...


Panacea had four brothers — Podaleirus, one of the two kings of Tricca, who had a flare for diagnostics, and Machaon, the other king of Tricca, who was a master surgeon (these two took part in the Trojan War until Machaon was killed by Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons); Telesphoros, who devoted his life to serving Asclepius; and Aratus, her step-brother, who was a Greek hero and the patron/liberator of Sicyon. For the Machaon of the Trojan War, see Machaon (mythology). ... In Greek mythology, Penthesilea (also spelled Penthesilia) was an Amazonian queen, daughter of Ares and Otrera, sister of Hippolyte, Antiope and Melanippe. ... In Greek mythology (especially in Thrace), Telesforos (or Telesphoros) was a son of Asclepius and Salus. ... Aratus (Greek Aratos) (ca. ... Sicyon was an ancient Greek city situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea. ...


Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick. This brought about the concept of the panacea. A poultice is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body. ... A potion (from Latin potio, potionis, meaning beverage, potion, poison) is a drinkable medicine or poison. ... The panacea (pan-ah-SEE-ah), one of the goals sought by the alchemists, was a remedy that would cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. ...


Genealogy

Ophion + Chaos (The primordeal serpent Ophion sets alight the edges of Chaos, out of which is born Eurynome) In Greek mythology, Ophion (serpent), also called Ophioneus ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Cronus and Rhea, according to some sources. ... In Greek mythology, Chaos or Khaos is the primeval state of existence from which the first gods appeared. ...

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Ophion + Eurynome (Ophion coils around Eurynome, the moon, and she flies away as a white bird, laying six silver eggs) In Greek mythology, there were many women with the name Eurýnomê (far ruling). Wife of Ophion and a daughter of Oceanus (may be the same as the following) An Oceanid who mothered the Charites (may be the same as the following) Daughter of King Nisus of Megara and mother of...

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Gaea (Miraculously conceives a child without fertilization) Gaia (World Book «JEE uh») (land or earth, from the Greek ; variant spelling Gaea—see also Ge from ) is a Greek goddess personifying the Earth. ...

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Uranus + Gaea Uranus pictured on a Greek postage stamp Uranus is the Latinized form of Ouranos, Greek name of the sky. ...

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Cronus + Rhea In Greek mythology, Cronus (Ancient Greek Κρόνος—of obscure etymology, perhaps related to horned), also called Cronos or Kronos, was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. ... Rhea (or Ria meaning she who flows) was the Titaness daughter of Uranus and of Gaia. ...

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Zeus + Leto Statue of Zeus Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th-century engraving. ... In Greek mythology Lētṓ (Greek: Λητώ, Lato in Dorian Greek, the hidden one) is a daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, and in the Olympian scheme of things, Zeus is the father of her twins, Apollo and Artemis. ...

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Apollo + Coronis, princess of Epidavrus (or Arsinoe, princess of Messenia) Statue of Apollo at the British Museum Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn; Απελλων) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt), one of the most important and many-sided of the Olympian divinities. ... In Greek mythology: Coronis (crow or raven), daughter of Phlegyas, King of the Lapiths, was one of Apollos lovers. ... Panoramic view of the theater at Epidaurus Epidaurus (Epidauros) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf. ... In Greek mythology, Arsinoe referred to two different people. ... Messinia Messinia (also spelled Messenia) is a district in the Peloponnesus, a region of Greece. ...

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Asclepius + Epione (or Salus) Asclepius (Greek also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios) was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... In Greek mythology, Epione was the wife of Asclepius and mother of Panacea. ... In Greek mythology, Hygieia (Roman equivalent: Salus) was a daughter of Asclepius. ...

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Panacea


Etymology

  • Panacea is from Greek Panakeia, from panakés, "all healing"; pas (neuter pan), "all" (from Indo-European *kua-nt-, a zero-grade extension of *keu-, "large space; vault; hole") + akos, "cure" (perhaps from Indo-European *yék-, "to heal").
  • Hygeia is from Greek hugeia, "health", from Indo-European *su-gwiyes-ya, "living in good condition"; *su-, "well" + *gwei-, "to live".
  • Iaso is from Greek iasthai, "to cure; to heal".

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Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick.
Panacea is from Greek Panakeia, from panakés, "all healing"; pas (neuter pan), "all" (from Indo-European *kua-nt-, a zero-grade extension of *keu-, "large space; vault; hole") + akos, "cure" (perhaps from Indo-European *yék-, "to heal").
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