The god of healing. His symbol was a snake. His parents were Apollo and Coronis. His birth was accompanied by scandal. While carrying him, Coronis slept with Ischys. This was considered an insult. The act was reported to Apollo by a crow. Apollo turned all crows, until then white, to black to mark that they were untrustworthy. Apollo then felt compelled to slay Coronis with his arrows. He rescued Asclepius from her funeral pyre.
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