Asklepios was the god of medicine and healing in the mythology of Greece . Asklepios represents the healing aspect of the art treatment, while his daughters Hygieia , Meditrina ,Iaso , Aceso , Aglæa / Ægle and Panacea symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing. In the mythology of the Romans he was named as Vediovis .
He was the son of Apollo and Coronis . His mother was murdered because of an affair of Apollo and his body was burned, but he is the biological child who was rescued from her womb. From here he got the name Asklepios "to dissect". Apollo took the baby and give it to a Kentaur named Khiron who raised Asklepios and taught him the art of medicine.
Asklepios married Epione , and had six daughters: Hygieia, Meditrina (serpent bearer), Panacea, Aceso, Iaso, and Aglaea, and three sons: Machaon , Podaleirios and Telesphoros. He also had a son together Aristodama named Aratus . Behalf of her daughters in a transparent manner describes the theme of "good health".
Zeus killed Asklepios with a thunderbolt because he raised the dead and get paid for it.Another story said that Asklepios was killed after raising the dead, because Hades think if it keeps happening, then there is no more spirit left the earth, so he asked his brother, to eliminate it. This made Apollo angry which then kills the Kiklops that makes lightning for Zeus. As a result of this, Zeus and Apollo of eliminating the night sky and ordered him to serve Admetus , King of Thessaly . After the death of Asklepios, Zeus Asklepios place among stars stars as the constellation Ophiuchus ("The Serpent Bearer")