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Asklepios (Aesculapius) is traditionally described as the mortal son of Apollo by Koronis or Arsinoe who was then deified after death.  Traditionally it is said that as a babe Asklepios was cut out of his dead mother’s body and raised by the centaur, Kheiron, who taught him the arts of healing.  He later became so proficient that Zeus ended his life to maintain status quo.  Asklepios then was raised up as a god with many temples where people would seek cures.


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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Ms. Brokaw, This is a very good question. I agree with Sallustius' view, which is that there are twelve divine powers we call the

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A tale for your reading pleasure...this came to me today as I was researching another topic.

A woman frantically spins a crystal in the light from the window making rainbows swirl around the room.  “Iris, storm-footed and golden winged, you who nursed my child when I could not, hear me.  My boy has been taken from his cradle by Apollon, furious to behold.  Tell his father!  Bring my baby back!”

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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Thanks for writing the story and sharing it with us!
  • Melia/Merit Brokaw
    Melia/Merit Brokaw says #
    I am pleased that it has been well received. Thank you.
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    By "came to me" you're saying that the tale just popped into your head during your research? If that's the case, I find it uplift
  • Melia/Merit Brokaw
    Melia/Merit Brokaw says #
    That is exactly what I'm saying. It ended a wee bit differently than originally planned... Pry away!
  • Rebecca Buchanan
    Rebecca Buchanan says #
    Yes, pry! The world needs more stories about the Gods.

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