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Aesculapius

 [es″cu-la´pe-us]
the god of healing in Roman mythology. The staff of Aesculapius, a rod or staff with a snake entwined around it, is a symbol of medicine and is the official insignia of the American Medical Association.
Staff of Aesculapius.

Aesculapius

/Aescu·la·pi·us/ (es″ku-la´pe-us) [L.] the god of healing in Roman mythology; see also caduceus and under staff.

Aesculapius

(ĕs′kyə-lā′pē-əs)
n. Roman Mythology
The god of medicine and healing.

Aes′cu·la′pi·an adj.

Ӕsculapius

[es′kyoo͡lā′pē·əs]
the ancient Greek god of medicine. According to legend, Ӕsculapius, the son of Apollo, was trained by the centaur Chiron in the art of healing; he became so proficient that he not only cured sick patients but also restored the dead to life. Because Zeus feared that Ӕsculapius could help humans escape death altogether, he killed the healer with a bolt of lightning. Later, Ӕsculapius was raised to the stature of a god and was worshipped also by the Romans, who believed he could prevent pestilence. Serpents were regarded as sacred by Ӕsculapius, and he is symbolized in modern medicine by a staff with a serpent entwined about it. See also staff of Ӕsculapius.

Aesculapius

The Greek mythological son of Apollo. Aesculapius was the God of medicine. His symbol was the snake twined round a staff-now the universal symbol of medicine. His daughters were Hygeia and Therapia, representing, respectively, preventive medicine and medical treatment.
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The image of Asclepius is, in size, half as big as the Olympian Zeus at Athens, and is made of ivory and gold.
Claiming Asclepius as their spiritual and physical ancestor, ancient doctors may have viewed the dwarf as an appropriate attribute befitting their role as healers.
Asi, por ejemplo, en el pasaje antes comentado a proposito de Isis y Osiris, la leccion correcta, Isin testimoniada solo por C R, es confirmada, entre otras razones, por su presencia en la rama 5 de la tradicion del Asclepius; puesto que una coincidencia casual entre ambas ramas de sendas tradiciones es inverosimil, es casi seguro pensar que el arquetipo del Asclepius leia Isin tambien y que esta es la leccion que leyo Agustin, de la que unicamente queda constancia en una parte de su tradicion; en casos como este, podria presentarse siempre un aparato del estilo de "Isin C R Asclep.
Envious Apollo killed Coronis but then snatched unborn Asclepius from the funeral pyre.
32) Like the epiphany dream in temple medicine, the appearance of Heracles performs a sort of faith healing; but unlike the Asclepius practitioners, the semi-god Heracles merely gives Philoctetes a referral to other competent healers.
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5) He conceived of the spacing among the flickering images in Eniaios with the Greek god of healing Asclepius in mind, in the hopes of nurturing in his spectators a therapeutic form of incubation akin to the sort sick pilgrims experienced by sleeping and dreaming in the god's temple.
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The green staff is the staff of Asclepius (according to Greek mythology, the first healer, the son of Apollo, the sun god); and green was a color associated with the Medical Corps during the last half of the 19th century.
This symbol stems from Greek mythology, in which Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing, and is incorporated into the logo of groups ranging from the American Medical Association to the World Health Organization.