Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts. His daughters areHygieia(the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso(the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso(the goddess of the healing process), Aglaia(the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment), and panacea(the goddess of universal remedy). He was one of apollo’s sons, sharing with Apollo the epithetPaean(“the Healer”). The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today.