That is, "the completing," is the name of a medical divinity who is mentioned now and then in connection with Asclepius. Pausanias1 says: In the sanctuary of Asclepius at Titane sacrifices are offered to Euamerion, to whom a statue is there erected; and, if I am not mistaken, this Euamerion is called at Pergamus Telesphorus, and at Epidaurus Acesis.


Telesphorus is portrayed in a wide robe, sometimes wearing a Phrygian hat. He appears on terra cottas, reliefs, and coins from Asia Minor.



  1. Description of Greece ii, 11.7


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  • 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.