Salus, the Roman goddess of Public Safety and Welfare. Her name means 'Safety'. She was the daughter of Aesculapius, the God of Healing. Salus was originally an old Sabine Goddess corresponding to the Greek Hygia. Salus was connected to health of body and prosperity in general; She was invoked by husbandmen at sowing time. The term "Salvation" is derived from Her name.