Ophiuchus is the only constellation in the sky which is patterned after a real person in human history, tracing back through time and space for its roots to an Ancient Egyptian mortal-made-god namedImhotep, whose life and times in or about the 27th Century B.C. were honored by both the Egyptians and Greeks some 2500 years after his death as not only a great man, but as a god who owed his great powers to the knowledge of medicine which he possessed, and who brought the art of healing to mankind.
The constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Holder takes its storyline directly from the Greek God of Medicine Aesclepius who, while in the process of bringing Orion The Hunter back to life following an accident, was struck and killed by a thunderbolt hurled at him by Zeus, God of the Sky and Earth.
It seems Zeus' brother Hades, God of the Dead, was alarmed at the prospect that Aesclepius' abilities might soon put him out of work. So he prevailed upon his brother Zeus to intervene in the matter. Blood of the Black Brotherhood being thicker than water, Zeus complied with the dark brother's request and dealt the death blow.
SERPENTARIUS, or OPHIUCHUS, in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, anciently named Aesculapius, and mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century n.c.). According to the Greek fables it variously represents: Carnabon (or Charnabon), king of the Getae, killing one of the dragons of Triptolemus, or Heracles killing the serpent at the river Sangarius (or Sagaris), or the physician Asclepius (Aesculapius)
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