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Image from page 140 of “Medical symbolism in connection with historical studies in the arts of healing and hygiene” (1891)

Image from page 140 of “Medical symbolism in connection with historical studies in the arts of healing and hygiene” (1891)
Healing Arts
Identifier: medicalsymbolism00sozi
Title: Medical symbolism in connection with historical studies in the arts of healing and hygiene
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: Sozinskey, Thomas S., 1852?-1889
Subjects: Symbolism in medicine
Publisher: Philadelphia, London : F.A. Davis
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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– Marduk. Thiswas an embodiment of the chaos of the deep, the prin-ciple of chaos and darkness. He was the serpent of thenight, and may have been primarily the darkness over-come by the sun. 1 Psalms, xci, 6. ^2 Sam., xxiv, 13 et seq., and 2 Kings, xix, 35.

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CHAPTER XIY. HYGEIA, THE GODDESS OF HEALTH. The need of a special divinity to preserve people ma state of health was widely felt, even in very earlytimes. In Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and elsewhere, thisneed found pronounced expression. Isis and Istar^and Athene were each, in one way or another, accordedgreat power over bodily or mentalhealth. But the Greeks, in theirHygeia, markedly emphasized andentirely specialized the conception.Here we have an exclusively healthdivinity, who had more or less ofa counterpart in the Salus of theRomans,-a goddess highly es- ^^.^^Sri^Sitrteemed, worshipped on set days, and to whom a fine temple was devoted at the EternalCity, situated near the gate called from it Porta Salu- From the preceding statements, the reader willobserve that the divinities who were specially interested 1 The wife of Hea, the queen of the gods, Davkina, was a healthgoddess. In an inscription Marduk is sent to a dying man, and it isfurther said :— Sprinkle holy water over him.H

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