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Asclepius Sightings

Sightings

Jan 1, 1970

Plutus by Aristophanes

In this ancient comedy, Plutus, the god of wealth, is healed of blindness in a temple of Asclepius.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

A Description of Greece by Pausanias

Get the low down on what it was like to visit an ancient temple of Asclepius from a dude who actually was there.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

Check out all the details of Asclepius' gory birth in this classic collection of mythological poems.

Dec 20, 2019

Marvel Comics

The god of medicine pops up to do some healing in the Marvel Universe, making his first appearance in Ares #4.

Dec 20, 2019

God of War

In the God of War comic book series, Kratos travels to the Spire of Asclepius in search of a cure for his plague-ridden daughter, Calliope.

Dec 20, 2019

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

In this book from the Heroes of Olympus series, Vitellus is a descendant of Asclepius and tries to fill his ancestor's shoes by becoming a medic.