|God of Medicine and health|
|God of Rejuvenation|
|Eye Color||Any color|
|Hair Color||Any color|
|Greek/Roman form||Aesculapius (Roman)|
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.
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.
Asclepius can change his appearance into his Roman aspect of Aesculapius; becoming more disciplined, militaristic, and warlike.
- Asclepius would possess the standard powers of a god
- He has great knowledge over medicine
- He can cure any injury
Family and children
Apollo and Coronis