Asklepios

This is from my old blog, the Geekie Hellenist. Enjoy.

This is the Invocation to Asklepios

I call to Asklepios, finest of physicians, son of far-shooting Apollo, known as Paean, student of immortal Cheiron, wisest of centaurs, counselor of heroes. In Epidaurus were you well honored; many were the supplicants who prayed to you for healing, many were the cures granted, the petitions answered, the heartfelt thanks received by you, O kindly Asklepios. Throughout the land were you known, did men and women beg your blessing; your altars overflowed with their grateful offerings, your temples sheltered those who sought your favor in dreams.  Asklepios, friend of the people, friend of the suffering, soother of pain, healer of ills, restorer of health, good-hearted Asklepios, I call to you.

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