a son of Apollo and the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
Contemporary Examples

His last words were, “Crito, we owe a rooster to Asclepius.”
What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? P. J. O’Rourke June 7, 2014

Historical Examples

This was the reason why Asclepius and his sons practised no such art.
The Republic Plato

She had tape-worm, and while she slept in the Temple of Asclepius at Troizen, she saw a vision.
The Legacy of Greece Various

Asclepius was gone into Peloponnese to work his wondrous cures on men; and some say he used to raise the dead to life.
The Heroes Charles Kingsley

Then they sent a messenger to Asclepius asking him to come to Troizen.
The Legacy of Greece Various

Afterwards, on the discovery of his innocence, Asclepius restored him to the upper world.
Bussy D’Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois George Chapman

The Sicyonians accorded him hero-worship as a “son of Asclepius.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4 Various

Apollo is further supposed to be the father of Asclepius (Aesculapius), whose ritual is closely modelled upon his.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

They were slain by Apollo for having forged the thunderbolt with which Zeus slew Asclepius.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various

If Cephalus was caught into the arms of one that was a goddess, Asclepius obtained yet greater honour.
The Sportsman Xenophon

(Greek myth) a god of healing; son of Apollo Roman counterpart Aesculapius (ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs)

god of medicine, Latin, from Greek Asklepios, of unknown origin.


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