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Asclepius
Title
God of Medicine and health
God of Rejuvenation
Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Family
Status Immortal
Eye Color Any color
Hair Color Any color
Height Any height
Other
Affiliation

Olympus

Weapons

Serpent-entwined staff

Species God
Home

Olympus

Greek/Roman form Aesculapius (Roman)
Appearances

None

Actor None
Quests

None

Asclepius (Ασκλήπιοςis in Ancient Greek) is the god of medicine. His Roman counterpart is Aesculapius. He is considered to be the favorite son of Apollo. He is married to the goddess Epione, and is the father of Aceso, Iaso, Hygieia and Panacea.

History

Asclepius is the son of Apollo and Princess Coronis of the Lapiths. Coronis fell in love with a mortal man while she was pregnant with Asclepius. When Apollo discovered this, he killed the lovers in a rage, but saved his child out of remorse. The newborn was then taken to be raised by Chiron who taught the demigod in medicine and would drive him to become the greatest of healers.

Asclepius became a favorite of Athena who gave him a vial of Gorgon Blood. This allowed him to cure any illness, heal any injury, and even bring back the dead. Furious, Hades forced Zeus to strike Asclepius dead with his thunderbolt for his transgression against the natural laws. Angered by the death of his son, Apollo killed one of the Cyclopes in retaliation. To prevent a feud, Asclepius was resurrected and made into a god.

His cult became extremely popular in classic times, spreading outwards from his chief shrines located in the Argive town Epidauros, which purported to offer supplicants cures to their physical ills and tried to understand mental ills. Some say it was the best "hospital" in Mediterranean. The Asklepiads, an ancient guild of Doctors, were also devotees of the God.

Appearance

Aesculapius

Asclepius can change his appearance into his Roman aspect of Aesculapius; becoming more disciplined, militaristic, and warlike.

Personality

Abilities

  • Asclepius would possess the standard powers of a god
    • He has great knowledge over medicine
    • He can cure any injury

Family and children

Parents

Apollo and Coronis

Children