Goddess of Health


St Bernard’s Well on the Water of Leith,  Edinburgh,  March 2016


A natural spring was discovered near Dean Village on the Water of Leith in 1760.  It became a popular attraction as the waters were believed to cure a multitude of ailments.  The circular structure was designed by the painter Alexander Nasmyth in 1789, inspired by the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli in Italy.  Surrounded and protected by the columns, stands  the elegant statue of Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health.


#a5694f color image

Hex colour reference:  #a5694f

A colourful note:  the sepia shade made its Crayola appearance in 1935, but took an enforced break during World War II when the colour was no longer available. It didn’t make a reappearance until 1958.

This reddish-brown colour is named after the rich brown pigment that comes from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish, sepia.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 12 January 2017


Part of Color Your World 


4 thoughts on “Goddess of Health

  1. Your photo is wonderful, and I especially liked the information about the color sepia. I wonder why it was not available for awhile. Is there a book on the history of Crayola?


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