Winds of Olympus

Roman Name - Aesculapius

Powers: could bring mortals back to life; healing, medicine
Symbols: gorgon blood, holy dog, medicinal plant, rooster
Parents: Apollo and Coronis
Siblings: Orpheus, Aristacus, Troilus
Spouse: Epione
Children: Hygieia, Panacea, Meditrina, Aceso, Iaso, Machaon, Podalirius
Friends: Chiron
Enemies: Athena, Hades, Zeus

  • Apollo and Artemis killed Asclepius' mother.
  • He was taught by the Centaur Chiron.
  • His snake wrapped staff was the inspiration for the medical profession's symbol.
  • Asclepius' children are the personification of healing.
  • His mother was mortal. While she was pregnant with Asclepius, she fell in love with another man. Apollo ordered Artemis to kill her. Apollo cut his son from Coronis while she was on her funeral pyre.
  • He became the constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer.
  • He was killed by Zeus for raising Hippolytus from the dead.