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Akeso
Akeso
Akeso, goddess of the healing process
Details
Country Greece
Gender Female
Parents Asclepius and Epione
Siblings Aegle, Hygeia, Panakeia, and Iaso
Cult center Epidarus
Greek Ακεσο
Roman counterpart Aceso
Pronunciation A-khe-SO

Akeso was the goddess of healing (wounds) and curing (illness). Unlike her sister Panakeia she represented the process of a curing rather than the cure itself. Her male was counterpart was Akesis.

In Greek sculpural reliefs Akeso appears alongside her father Asclepius and sisters Hygeia, Panakeia and Iaso.