Myth about Asklepios

According to mythology, Apollo fell in love with Coronis while she was bathing in the lake. After consuming their passion, God went to Delphi leaving a crow to guard over the girl. Coronis, while pregnant with Apollo, decided to marry Ischys and the crow flew to inform the God of the Sun about this.

Artemis (the twin sister of Apollo), to avenge his brother dishonored, killed Coronis  with a dart, Apollo, however, saved the little boy while was still in the womb. The child was named Asklepio. It was said he was instructed in the art of medicine by Chiron or who had inherited the property from his father Apollo. Not being a God to all intents and purposes had no right to Olympus but was among the mere mortals (according to Homer was himself a mortal).

He travelled and healed people, doing so angry Hades, the god of darkness and of souls. Asklepion resurred a dead man but that was one of the privileges reserved for the gods only. For this he was killed by Zeus but at the same time became divine. Although the Myth of Asklepios, many believe that  Asklepio was a doctor who really existed 600 years before Hippocrates.