"Splendor." One of the daughters of Asclepius1 by Lampetia, the daughter of Helios, according to Hermippus,2 or by Epione, according to Suidas.3 She is said to have derived her name Aegle, "Brightness," or "Splendor," either from the beauty of the human body when in good health, or from the honor paid to the medical profession.4



  1. Pliny the Elder. Naturalis Historia xxv, 40.31.
  2. ap. Scholiast on Aristophanes' Plutus, 701.
  3. s.v. Ἠπιόνη.
  4. J.H. Meibom. (1643). Hippocratis magni Orkoc, sive jusjurandum recensitum, & libro commentario illustratum. Lugduni Batavorum, 4to. 6.7, 55.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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