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As·cle·pi·us

(ə-sklē′pē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A son of Apollo, originally mortal, who became a god of medicine and healing.

[Greek Asklēpios, Asklāpios; perhaps akin to aspalaks, skalops, mole (since healing gods were associated with small mammals, as Apollo with the mouse, and Rudra (the Vedic healing god) with the mole) and of pre-Greek substrate origin.]

Asclepius

(əˈskliːpɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a god of healing; son of Apollo. Roman counterpart: Aesculapius

As•cle•pi•us

(əˈskli pi əs)

n.
the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius.
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Noun1.Asclepius - son of ApolloAsclepius - son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
Translations
Асклепий
Asclepi
Asklépios
Æskulap
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Asklepio
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אסקלפיוס
Asklepije
Aszklépiosz
Asclepio
アスクレーピオス
AesculapiusAsclepius
Asklepijas
Asclepius
Asklepios
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AsklepijEskalup
Асклепије
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Асклепій
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The name Asclepius has also been spelled Asklepios or Asclepios in literature; in this article I have adopted the spelling that is most commonly used today.
Goodey in his recent History of Intelligence and Intellectual Disability: "Greek doctors denied that intellectual inferiority was the province of medicine; their mythical patron Asclepios made the blind see and the lame walk but, it was said, could not make a fool wise.
Iceland, which has stores at Aspley and Trinity Street in Huddersfield, has teamed up with London-based Asclepios Bioresearch to fund clinical trials of the potential new treatment, codenamed BLU8499.
Indeed, it becomes further possible to recognize that Greek science itself was far from secular in the modern European liberal sense of the term--that it was as much a sacerdotal art, linked to the worship of Apollo and Asclepios, as Sufi healing is and was, and thus hardly the antireligious threat that the narrative of Sufi opposition to Greek science makes it out to be (pp.
Damgaard (2008b) confirmed the sister group relationships between Asclepios and Halobates, but found Ventidius Distant, 1910 to be more closely related to the Halobatini than to Metrocoris Mayr, 1865, thus implying a paraphyletic Metrocorini.
Asclepios, also known by his Roman name Aesculapius, is the classical god of healing, son of Apollo and a mortal mother, either Coronis, daughter of Phlegyas, or Arsinoe, daughter of Leucippus.
Early medicine, suffused with religion, was virtually indistinguishable from the cults of Asclepios and the Greco-Egyptian Serapis, which were extremely popular in Hellenistic times (approximately 300 B.
Ammonites, like petrified snakes, in pink Triassic limestones at the entrance to the sacred precinct of Apollo, Artemis and Asclepios in Epidauros (Jacobshausen 1967) may have attracted attention to that site of ancient healing, with its emblem--the snake-encoiled caduceus (Olalla 2002).
In Greek mythology, the god of medicine, Asclepios, had two daughters.
The company, which is led by Grange Moor-born chairman and chief executive Malcolm Walker and has two stores in Huddersfield, has teamed up with London-based Asclepios Bioresearch to fund clinical trials of the potential new treatment, codenamed BLU8499.