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AKESO
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ακεσο Akeso Aceso Healing, Curing
(akesis)

AKESO was the goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness). Unlike her sister Panakeia she represented the process of a curing rather than the cure itself. Her male was counterpart was Akesis.

In Greek sculpural reliefs Akeso appears alongside her father Asklepios and sisters Hygeia, Panakeia and Iaso.

PARENTS
ASKLEPIOS & EPIONE (Suidas s.v. Epione)

Suidas s.v. Epione (trans. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek Lexicon C10th A.D.) :
"Epione: wife of Asklepios (Asclepius), and daughters named Hygeia, Aigle (Aegle), Iaso, Akeso (Aceso), Panakeia (Panacea)."


Sources:

  • Suidas - Byzantine Greek Lexicon C10th A.D.