Salus

May 12th, 2008 by sabrina

Salus is the Roman Goddess of health and welfare. Similar to the Greek Goddess Hygieia, she was responsible for the health of both individuals and the Roman state. One of her titles, Salus Publica Populi Romani (Goddess of the public welfare of the Roman people), illustrates this all-encompassing role. She is often depicting holding or feeding a snake, a common symbol of healing.

 

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