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Telesphorus

semi-god of convalescence who completed the process of recovery from illness or injury

TELESPHOROS was the demi-god of convalescence, who "brought to fulfillment" recuperation from illness or injury He was depicted on ancient coins and reliefs as a boy wearing a wide cloak and low hood or Phrygian cap. Sometimes he held a scroll or tablet in his hands.

Telesphoros had his own temple, the Telesphorion, in the precinct of Asklepios at Pergamon in Anatolia. He was also recognised as one of the healing gods at the Asklepian sanctuary of Epidauros. His female counterpart was the goddess Akeso.

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Sources

[1] "Theoi"




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