Asclepius, from common mortal to deity

To the ancient Greeks, Asclepius was the god of medicine.
Son of Apollo, in life he devoted himself to caring for the sick to alleviate human suffering; some legends even tell that he managed to revive the dead.
Because he had dared to defy the natural law that all humans are mortal, Zeus flew into a rage and killed him with his thunderbolt.
From that moment on, Asclepius was revered as a god by all ancient Greeks and later by the Romans.