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EPIONE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ηπιονη Επιονα Êpionê, Epiona Epione Soothing (êpios)

EPIONE was the goddess of the soothing of pain. She was the wife of the medicine god Asklepios, and the mother of a number of minor healing gods, including Hygeia (Good Health), Panakeia (All-Cures) and Iaso (Healing).

PARENTS
Nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
[1.1] MAKHAON, PODALEIRIOS, IASO, AIGLE, PANAKEIA, HYGEIA (by Asklepios) (Greek Lyric V Frag 939 Erythrae Inscription)
[1.2] IASO, AIGLE, HYGEIA, AKESO, PANAKEIA (by Asklepios) (Suidas s.v. Epione)

Greek Lyric V Anonymous, Fragment 939 (Inscription from Erythrai) (trans. Campbell) (Greek lyric B.C.) :
"Asklepios (Asclepius), the most famous god--ie Paian! By him were fathered Makhaon (Machaon) and Podaleirios (Podalirius) and Iaso (Healer)--ie Paian!--and fair-eyed Aigle (Radiance) and Panakea (Panacea, Cure-all), children of Epione, along with Hygieia (Health), all-glorious, undefiled."

Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 29. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[In the city of Epidauros in Argolis] is a precinct of Asklepios (Asclepius), with images of the god himself and Epione. Epione, they say, was the wife of Asklepios. These are of Parian marble, and are set up in the open."

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:

  • Greek Lyric V Anonymous, Fragments - Greek Lyric BC
  • Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD
  • Suidas - Byzantine Lexicon C10th AD