Asklepios was a physician who lived around 1200BC. He was so successful that people started to worship him as a God. According to greek legend, the other Gods were so jealous, they killed him.

There were temples of Asklepios in many parts of Greece. People who were sick went to the temple hoping to be cured. They would pray to him and he would awake, they were then supposed to be cured. However, I think because the temple was like a health club, the patients may have been cured from living the healthy lifestyle.

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