Blessing: Asklepios is even more concerned with health and healing than his father, Apollo. He comes to people in their dreams, and works miracle cures. He shows people how to live better lives, how to be more fit and energetic. Spiritual healing and psychology are also his concern. All of his skills he gladly shares with humankind, teaching us the secrets of health, and aiding us as we help our fellows.
Equated With: Imouthes (Imhotep), Serapis, Apollon, Paian.
Associations: snake, crow, staff, frankincense, cocks, votive gifts of clay
Asklepieia (8 Xanthikos)
Ways to honor: Live a healthy life. Be mindful of what you eat, and its affects on your body. Exercise. Learn about vitamins and alternative medicine. Explore Reiki and incubation. Visit the sick. Donate time or money to medical research and treatment.
Excerpt from Guide to Greece by Pausanias
Excerpt From On Animals by Aelian
Homeric Hymn XVI (To Asklepios)
Orphic Hymn LXVII (To Asklepios)
A Healer’s Prayer to Asklepios by Amanda Aremisia Forrester
Hail Asklepios by Amanda Aremisia Forrester
Hymn to Asklepios I by Rebecca Buchanan
Prayer for Asklepios’ Day by Amanda Aremisia Forrester
To Asklepios by Erynn Rowan Laurie
Festivals and Rituals:
A Weekly Ritual of Devotion to Asklepios by Amanda Aremisia Forrester
Asklepios the Physician by Amanda Aremisia Forrester