Some people say that Asclepius, the god of medicine, was never a god at all. Instead, he was just a mortal man who just so happened to be the best doctor ever. Asclepius was so skilled at healing that he even figured out how to bring people back from the dead. (That's about as good as it gets.) Zeus, however, was not impressed with Asclepius' talent for zombie-making, and the king of the gods zapped the good doctor with a lightning bolt.
|Current city||The stars, the Underworld, or Olympus (depends on who you ask)|
|Occupation||God of Medicine and Healing and/or Best Mortal Doctor Ever|
|Education||Chiron's School of Healing|
|Political views||I only care about healing everyone, no matter their allegiances.|
|Children||Hygeia (goddess of health)|
Panaceia (goddess of cure-alls)
Aigle (goddess of radiant good health)
Iaso (goddess of cures)
Akeso (goddess of the process of healing)
Podaleirios (mortal son, legendary healer)
Machaon (mortal son, legendary healer)
|Enemies||Nosoi (spirits of disease)|
|Relationship status||Married to Epione (goddess of soothing pain)|
|Interested in||My lovely wife|
|Quotations||"The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body."|
– Francis Bacon Jr.
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal."
– Sir Thomas More
"Health is not valued till sickness comes."
– Thomas Fuller
"Heal the world.
Make it a better place.
For you and for me
And the entire human race."
– from "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson (me and Hygeia's song)
"You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one."
– from "Imagine" by John Lennon
|Books||The Plague by Albert Camus |
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
"In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop
Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
|Music||Imagine by John Lennon |
Everybody Hurts by R.E.M
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
The Healer by John Lee Hooker and Santana
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Heal the World by Michael Jackson
Dr. Love by Kiss
Dr. Jones by Aqua (What can I say, I have a guilty pleasure…)
|Movies||Patch Adams |
Night of the Living Dead
How to Survive a Plague
The Waiting Room
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Life is Beautiful
The Walking Dead