American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology Apollo's son, the god of medicine.
- n. Greek mythology Ancient Greek god of medicine and healing. Roman name: Aesculapius.
- n. son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
- From Latin Asclepius, from Ancient Greek Ἀσκληπιός. (Wiktionary)
“I saw again the arrow-stricken youth, whom we call Asclepius (but never knew thus tormented -- as with his father's arrows!) and again the Maid of the Wheel, Fortune as I suppose: but with us the wheel is not so manifestly bitter.”
“Before her new play, "Asclepius," opened a few weeks ago, Ellen Stewart said a few words to the adoring audience at La MaMa, which she founded in 1961 and of which she is still the artistic director.”
“He commanded that all music in the city cease and the temple to Asclepius, the god of healing, in Ecbatana be burned to the ground.”
“Alexander was carried to his nearby ship, where some sources report that Critodemus, a physician from the Greek island of Cos and a descendant of the legendary healer Asclepius, removed the arrow.”
“I found myself in the corridor next to Asclepius, who was looking slightly green.”
““Cin – Leslie,” Asclepius said into the mouthpiece.”
“Asclepius froze mid-sentence, staring at my corpse.”
“I watched as Asclepius spoke into the mouthpiece again, this time in a much softer tone.”
““Cinder should be here within ten minutes,” Asclepius suddenly said, making me jump.”
““Spectrum, talk to me,” Asclepius spat into the mouthpiece.”
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