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  1. Asclepius(ProperNoun)

    Ancient Greek god of medicine and healing. Roman name: Aesculapius.

  2. Origin: From Asclepius, from Ἀσκληπιός.

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  1. Asclepius

    Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia, Iaso, Aceso, Aglæa/Ægle, and Panacea. He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today.


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