Asclepiad (Greek)

It is uncertain as to who an Asclepiad was. Some theories hold that they were priests of an Asclepion in ancient Greece. The Asclepiadae could also have been a guild in honour of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, separate from the healing temples and closely related to Hippocratic tradition. It may also be a group of people who claimed to be descended from Asclepius.

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