), one of the daughters of Aesculapius (Plin. Nat. 35.40.31
) by Lampetia, the daughter of the Sun, according to Hermippus (apud Schol. in Aristoph. Plut.
701), or by Epione, according to Suidas. (s. v. Ἠπιόνη
She is said to have derived her name Aegle, " Brightness," or " Splendour," either from the beauty of the human body when in good health, or from the honour paid to the medical profession. (J. H. Meibom. Comment. in Hippocr.
" Lugd. Bat. 1643, 4to. 6.7, p. 55.)