Aceso (Ancient Greek: Ἀκεσώ) was the Greek goddess of the healing process.[1]

Aceso
Goddess of the healing process and curing of sickness
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ParentsAsclepius and Epione
Siblings

FamilyEdit

Aceso was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione, sister of Iaso, Hygieia, Panacea, and Aegle.[2]

MythologyEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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