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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)  A Sick Child brought into the Temple of Aesculapius  Oil on canvas, 1877  170 x 208 cm  Fine Art Society, London, UK
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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)
A Sick Child brought into the Temple of Aesculapius
Oil on canvas, 1877
170 x 208 cm
Fine Art Society, London, UK

Aesculapius was the Greek god of healing.
 
He was the son of Apollo and Coronis. His mother was killed for being unfaithful to Apollo and was laid out on a funeral pyre to be consumed, but the unborn child was rescued her womb. this he received the name Asklepios "to cut open". Apollo carried the baby to the centaur Chiron who raised Asclepius and instructed him in the art of medicine 
 
Asclepios was married to Epione, with whom he had six daughters: Hygieia, Meditrina (the serpent-bearer), Panacea, Aceso, Iaso, and Aglaea, and three sons: Machaon, Podaleirios and Telesphoros. He also sired a son, Aratus, with Aristodama. The names of his daughters each rather transparently reflect a certain subset of the overall theme of "good health".
 
Zeus killed Asclepius with a thunderbolt because he raised Hippolytus the dead and accepted gold for it. Other stories say that Asclepius was killed because after bringing people back the dead, Hades thought that no more dead spirits would come to the underworld, so he asked his brother Zeus to remove him. This angered Apollo who in turn murdered the cyclops who had made the thunderbolt for Zeus. For this act, Zeus banned Apollo the night sky and commanded Apollo to serve Admetus, King of Thessaly. After Asclepius' death, Zeus placed Asclepius among the stars as the constellation Ophiuchus ("the Serpent Holder"). 
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