Definitions for "Asclepius"
Asclepius (Greek '''' also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios'') was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. His name means "cut up".
as-KLEE-pee-uhs] (Aesculapius) Son of Apollo and Coronis, the Greek founder and patron of medicine. When his skills brought the dead back to life, Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt.
Greek god of healing and medicine