Myth - Rel. - Asclepius (Greek)
Asclepius - Healing God - Asculapius - Son of Apollo
The tragedy of Alcestis, by Euripides, came about because Zeus killed the son of Apollo, Asclepius, the healing god.
Epidaurus is the supposed birthplace of the healing god Asclepius.
Basic information on Asclepius the Greek god of medicine, with a picture of Asclepius.
Asclepius - Healing God
The son of Apollo healed mankind and defied Zeus by bringing mortals back from death. For this he was killed, but his children kept up the healing tradition.
Information on the teacher of Asclepius -- the centaur Chiron (Cheiron).
Iliad 4.193-94 and 218-19 describe the relationship between Asclepius and his teacher
Homeric Hymn to Asclepius
The five lines of the English version of the Homeric Hymn to Asclepius.
Due to the steep ground of the island of Kos, the Asklepeio consist of four connecting levels, called andira, including one where the Temple of Aesculapius of Kiparissios Apollo (4th century B.C.) used to be. Excavations have unearthed a treasury for visitor's offerings, a semi-circular platform and a small Roman temple dedicated to Nero.