The botanical name of peonies, Paeonia, is named after Paeon, a pupil of Asclepius (The Greek God of Medicin). Asclepius was the son of Apollo (The Greek God of Healing), and grandchild of Zeus and Leto. Paeon discoverd peony plants on the slopes of Mount Olympus, on directions of Leto. Pluto had been hurt in the Battle of Troy in a fight with Hercules, and Paeon used the plants to heal the wounds of Pluto. Asclepius got so jealous of Paeon's success that he ordered to have him killed. Pluto on the other hand was so grateful to Paeon that he had him changed into the beautiful flowers that had healed his wounds - Paeonia was born!