Asklepios (Asclepius) was the god of medicine. The son of Apollon and a princess, his mother died during childbirth. Apollon was forced to cut Asklepios out of the womb, which is how he received the name as it means “to cut open.” Taught the art of medicine, Asklepios was soon able to resurrect the dead. However, Zeus was displeased with this ability since it disturbed the natural order of life. Zeus then struck him with a thunderbolt and destroyed him.
Greek Mythology Symbols
Greek mythology remains one of the most popular and epic mythologies in existence today. For centuries, Greek tales and tragedies have enchanted the world and this continues to be the case. Greek mythologies revolve around gods, heroes, and rituals that the ancient Greek followed and most of these were considered to be true. These myths explained many elements of the natural and physical world and phenomena that were in existence.
These myths also had some more somber tales and legends that were meant to serve as warnings of what could befall those who fall suit to more negative personality traits. These myths also served as a connection to religion in ancient Greece. These fables explained how gods originated, their lives, afterlife and other elements of living. And ultimately, the myths also served as a reminder of the past-ancestors, wars, and exploration. These myths have been immortalized in the literature and arts of many different regions, leading to its continuing popularity.
Roman Mythology is based on Greek Mythology for this reason we added a Roman name translation to a large number of gods and goddesses.