No wonder, the God of healing and magical tradition allied to it, never failed to surprise people especially in ancient times. Let’s discover some of God and Goddess of healing and their amazing contribution.
It is no surprise that ancient times holds a bunch of magical rituals, legends, strong beliefs and powerful traditions. Healing is one of the most admired and exceptional rituals. Yes, the healing ritual actually comes from the ancient times but, people are appreciating it too in the pop culture also.
Healing rituals are performed with a kind petition to the God and Goddess of healing, a pure form of divine, can be found in religious tradition. Over the centuries people have conducted this ritual in order to generate certain health results in their lives.
If unfortunately you or a loved one is feeling ill or low physically, emotionally or spiritually then, these God & Goddess of healing can help you. This list contains the name of God and Goddess of healing, whose magic changed life of so many people.
Airmid is the Celtic Goddess of Healing. She was the finest member of the Tuatha De Danaan, the most ancient race of deities and known as Mother of Herbal Healers, Sacred Herbs, and all things connected to the art of healing. Airmid was the daughter of God of Medicine (Dian Cecht) and holds extremely powerful magical powers. She was known for her magical healing work, mainly for healing those who fell in battle.
The attributes of this divine feminine are just unbelievable, in-fact the world’s healing herb actually developed from her tears. Due to her commendable and magical healing work, she is worshiped as a goddess of Witchcraft and magic. (18.1)
Asclepius is a male greek good and known as the God of the medicine in ancient Greek and mythology who was honored by many healers, doctors, and physicians. He was skilled in healing and even he also tried to find out how to bring people back from death. Power of healing is magical and no other person can have it. The God of medicine Asclepius had contributed a lot in treating the people and that’s why he admired by the Greek mythology. (18.2)
Dhanvantari is Hindu God of healing, appears in the Puranas as the god of Ayurveda. Dhanvantari is the father of Ayurveda the physician God who carries a bowl of Amrit (holy water or elixir) in his hands. Worshiping or pray to Dhanvantari is the famous culture and common practice in Hindu tradition in order to attract sound health. His birthday is celebrated by the practitioners of Ayurveda every year, on Dhanteras, two days before Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. (18.3)
Aja is an Orisha, (or a human recognized as a Goddess). She is another powerful Goddess of Healing, also known as the spirit of the forest and herbal healers in Santerian religious practice. You are lucky if you will be blessed with her remarkable magic, as she holds the secrets of botany and green herbs and tends to pass her skills to the Yoruban people who desired to practice this art. Although she looks like human but quite tiny as compared to normal human size. (18.4)
The God of Healing, Babalu Aye is an Orisha and strongly associated with infectious disease in Santerian practice and Yoruba religion. Along with the infectious disease, Babalu Aye is also related to some other disease like smallpox, leprosy, influenza, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS, according to the people of West Africa. He is prominent in healing any of these diseases, even people of Yoruba believe that if Babalu Aye blessed someone with his magical healing powers then, the person can easily survive. (18.5)
The son of Zeus and Leto, Apollo holds the title of multi-faceted god, he is known to be a God of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, sunlight, knowledge and off-course Medicine. He worked on many aspects of the Celtic Deities and highly recognized as the God of Sun and healing. (18.6)
Brigid is a Celtic Goddess of medicine and healing, appears in Irish mythology as a member of Tuatha De Danann. She is the most powerful religious icon in all of Irish history. She holds huge followers due to her healing magic, she represents the home fires and domesticity of family life, as well as healing and wellness magic. (18.7)
Eir means “help”, according to Norse mythology. She is the powerful Goddess and highly associated with medical skills. Her name itself indicates her deep helping passion for humankind, She is also known to be the spirit of medicine and highly admired for her healing magic. (18.8)
Heka was an ancient Egyptian deity mainly related to health and wellness. Heka was involved by Egyptians practitioners into the world of medicine because she knew how to bring good health to someone and how to use the magic of healing. (18.9)
Both in Greek and Roman mythology, Hygieia was one of the powerful Goddess of healing and medicine, even in today also. She was the daughter of Asclepius. Her father Asclepius was known for curing illness and disease while Hygieia focused on preventing it from occurring in the first place. Means if someone is facing any illness or any kind of health crisis which in its initial stage then, you can pray to Hygieia in order to gain sound health. (18.10)
In the ancient Egyptian religion, Isis was a powerful Goddess whose magic spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She has a strong connection with healing and magic and also known as Goddess of fertility and motherhood.
She has the ability to revitalize Osiris, once she used her magic and power to bring her husband back to life. That is the reason the kingdom of life and death is highly linked to Isis and her sister Nephthys. (18.11)
Panacea was a Goddess of healing and universal remedy. She was the daughter Asclepius and sister of Hygieia. The meaning of her name is the cure all beings from diseases and she was stood by it. She used to demonstrate some magic segments also, which she actually used to heal people with any kind of illness. (18.12)
In ancient Rome, Bona Dea was a divinity, she was highly associated with fertility and chastity. But, she honored as an earth Goddess and agricultural deity and tried to protect that area from earthquakes. People often worshiped her for curing the disease regarding reproduction and fertility. (18.13)
Sirona was the Goddess of healing spring and water in Celtic religion and eastern Gaul. As a healing deity, she often noticed with a serpent wrapped around her arms. As she is the Goddess of healing spring and water, her temples usually built on near healing wells.
These are the some prominent God and Goddess belongs to different culture. After reading this article we can say that in a variety of cultures the charm and importance of healing and wellness is endless. (18.14)
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