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Podaleirius or Podalirius (gr. Ποδαλείριος), a son of Asclepius and Epione or Arsinoe, and a brother of Machaon, along with whom he led the Thessalians of Tricca against Troy (Hom. Il. ii. 729, &c.; Apollod. iii. 10. § 8; Pausanias iv. 31. § 9). He was, like his brother, skilled in the medical art (Homer Iliad xi. 832, &c.). On his return from Troy he was cast by a storm on the coast of Syros in Caria, where he is said to have settled (Pausanias ii. 26. § 7, iii. 26. § 7). He was worshipped as a hero on mount Dria. (Strabo vi. p. 284.)

Another mythical personage of this name occurs in Virgil. (Aen. xii. 304.)


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