Healing shrines and incubation in Asclepian cult

Someone recently mentionned how cool it’d be to bring back sleeping in temples for healing purposes, which created a “hell yeah, let’s talk about incubation” reaction in me. So yeah, let’s talk about incubation as a practice. However, as always with topics that are linked to health and healthcare, I feel a disclaimer is needed:Continue reading “Healing shrines and incubation in Asclepian cult”

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An Introduction to Asklepios

Let’s go through the trivial information first: He is Apollon’s son with Koronis, a Triccaean princess. He is the god of medecine and patron to doctors (I’d extend to healthcare workers as a whole) “Asklepios” literally means “to cut open”. In myth, Apollon performed a C-section to birth him. The constellation Ophiochus is sacred toContinue reading “An Introduction to Asklepios”