Parents Apollo and Coronis
Immortal children
Mortal children
Wife/husband Epione
Titles God of the heavens, lightning, justice, honor

Asclepius was the god of medicine, physicians and doctors and a son of Apollo.


Asclepius is the son of Apollo and Princess Coronis of the Lapiths. Coronis fell in love with a mortal man while she was pregnant with Asclepius. When Apollo discovered this, he killed the lovers in a rage, but saved his child out of remorse. The newborn was then taken to be raised by Chiron who taught the demigod in medicine and would drive him to become the greatest of healers.

Asclepius became a favorite of Athena who gave him a vial of Gorgon Blood. This allowed him to cure any illness, heal any injury, and even bring back the dead. Furious, Hades forced Zeus to strike Asclepius dead with his thunderbolt for his transgression against the natural laws. Angered by the death of his son, Apollo killed one of the Cyclopes in retaliation. To prevent a feud, Asclepius was resurrected and made into a god.

Asclepius married Epione, goddess of the soothing of pain and together had many children together, all of whom took up roles involved in healing and medicine.