A Greek god of healing, especially in relationship to dreams. The people of Epidaurus claimed their city was the birthplace of Asclepius. L. R. Farnell suggests he was a hero who was elevated to a godlike status.

Not the serpent around his staff in the illustration. It is sign of healing and not of poison or something to be frighted of. See: Aesculapius; Greece (ancient) dream beliefs.

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