One of the sons of Machaon, the son of Asclepius, by Anticleia, the daughter of Diocles, king of Pherae, in Messenia who, after the death of his grandfather, succeeded to the kingdom. He also followed the example of his father, by practicing the art of healing, for which he received divine honors after his death.

Gorgagus and his brother Nicomachus had a sanctuary at Pherae, founded by Glaucus, the son of Aepytus.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iv, 3.6, 30.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.