Definitions for asclepiusəˈskli pi əs
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As•cle•pi•usəˈskli pi əs(n.)
the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
Ancient Greek god of medicine and healing. Roman name: Aesculapius.
Origin: From Asclepius, from Ἀσκληπιός.
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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