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Goddess of the healing process and curing of sickness
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Parents Asclepius and Epione
Siblings Iaso, Hygieia, Panacea, and Aegle

Aceso (Greek: Ἀκεσώ) was the Greek goddess of the healing process.[1] She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione, sister of Iaso, Hygieia, Panacea, and Aegle.[2] Her grandfather was Apollo. Unlike her sister Panacea (Cure-All) she represented the process of a curing rather than the cure itself. Her male counterpart was Acesis (Akesis).[3] In Greek sculptural reliefs, Aceso appears alongside her father Asclepius and sisters Hygeia, Panacea and Iaso.

See also


  1. ^ Aceso, on Theoi
  2. ^ Suidas s.v. Epione (trans. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek Lexicon C10th A.D.)
  3. ^ Nigel Guy Wilson, Encyclopedia of ancient Greece, Routledge, 2005, p.335
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