Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


AEsculapius (Gr. Asklepios), son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis, though others assign to him a different origin, was educated in the healing art by the Centaur Chiron. For his impiety in restoring Hippolytus to life Zeus destroyed him with a thunderbolt, but he was admitted to heaven and became the god of medicine. In this character he had many shrines in Greece, the grandest being at Epidaurus, where his effigy represented a bearded old man bearing a knotted stick entwined by a serpent. Hygieia was reputed to be his daughter. The cock, the raven, and the goat were sacred to him.

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– Jesus, John 13:35