In Greek mythology, Epione (Greek: Ἠπιόνη) is the wife of Asclepius.[1] Her name derives from the word ηπιος (epios, "soothing"), and she was probably a personification of the care needed for recovery.[1] With Asclepius, she had two sons, Machaon and Podalirius, who are mentioned in the Iliad of Homer.[2] The Suda lists Aceso, Aglaea, Hygieia, Iaso, and Panacaea as her daughters.[3]

Epigraphical evidence suggests that Epione was a cultic figure in Athens, Epidauros, Kos, and Pergamon.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Mylonopoulos, Ioannis. "Epione". The Encyclopedia of Ancient History.
  2. ^ Grant, Michael; Hazel, John (2002). Who's Who in Classical Mythology. ISBN 9780415260411. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ Suda, "Epione"