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In Roman mythology, Virbius was the name of the reborn Hippolytus. His cult believed that Artemis asked Asclepius to resurrect the young man since he had vowed chastity to the goddess. He was brought to Latium, Italy, where he reigned under the name of Virbio or Virbius. After being resurrected, he married Aricia, or according to another tradition lived in a sacred forests near Aricia in Latium. His name means "twice a man", in reference to the fact that he was mortally wounded, but brought back to life. He was worshipped as a god of the forest. Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ... In Greek mythology, Hippolytus was a son of Theseus and either Antiope or Hippolyte. ... The Artemis of Versailles, a Roman copy of a Hellenistic marble sculpture, now at the Louvre Museum. ... Asclepius Asclepius (Greek also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios) was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... Latium (Lazio in Italian) is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Aricia was, according to Greek mythology, a niece of Aegeus. ... Aricia was, according to Greek mythology, niece of Aegeus. ...


 
 

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