- "Daughter of the Healing God, Aeclepiadae; fair and just Hygiea, you who prevents sickness, who grants us good health. You hold back the snakes that plague us. Their poison cannot taint us. Their fangs cannot bite us. All venom turns to sweet honey in sight of you. We honor you divine one."
- ―Inscription on Hygieia's statue.[src]
5th century BCE
During the 5th century BCE statues of Hygieia, as well as other gods, littered the landscape of ancient Greece.
1st century BCE
- Aesclepiadae is a term used to refer to a group of people following Asclepius; in mythology, 'Aesclepiadae' includes all the sons and daughters of Asclepius. Among humans, the term was used of physicians, banding them together as a "clan of Aesclepiadae".