Ophiuchus is a character of greek mythology. He discovered the secrets to keep the death alive or something like that. It had something to do with serpents. I don't remember the story well, but I think he saw a snake helping anoher one. Then Zeus killed him before human race could become "immortal". i believe Ophichus was actually healing the ill persons, not making them immortal. In medicine there is a symbol due to this story.