The Greek goddess of revenge, Poine, was sent to punish the mortal fools who had angered the gods. Poine also gave us our word "pain," a fact not lost on people who suffer from bodily torment so brutal it feels like divine vengeance.
Not much more ClassCon outside of that, alas (Hippocrates and willow bark is mentioned)
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