Telesforos

Telesforos

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Telesphoros; Telesphorus

ORIGIN:

Greece

Telesforos is Hygeia’s brother and the son of Asklepios. He is the spirit of convalescence, recuperation, and recovery from illness and injury. Telesforos is a divine child who possesses profound healing powers. He has dominion over sleep and dreams, an important component of Asklepian healing. Telesforos may appear in dreams to devotees or to perform healing. Telesforos also provides fertility.

FAVOURED PEOPLE:

Telesforos is the guardian of infants.

ICONOGRAPHY:

Telesforos is a young barefoot boy wearing a wide cloak with a hood drawn low over his face or a Phrygian cap similarlyshadowing his face. He resembles the Genius Cucullatus. Some theorize that he is the original Genius Cucullatus or vice versa. His image is found on many coins.

Spirit ally: Hygeia and Telesforos frequently work and travel together.

SEE ALSO:

Aklepios; Genius Cucullatus; Hygeia

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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