Hermes - symbol of roman cult of gods
The people of antiquity made use of an extensive cult of gods. They believed in a variety of deities.
Important were the twelve main gods. These had great power. These included, for example, the god father and most powerful god Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Neptune, Apollo, Minerva or even Mercury.
Each of these deities stood for a certain area of life.
Thus, the winged messenger of the gods Hermes in Greek and Mercury in Roman was considered the protector of trade and commerce, wealth and profit, but he was also benevolent to thieves.
Hermes statue - mythology and noble appearance
A variety of gods in the Roman Empire were already known from ancient Greece.
Therefore, it resulted that two names were known for one deity. Thus, the Roman Mercurius - lat. merx for goods - was equated with the Greek god Hermes, the god of travel.
Both were messengers of the gods. The offered bust of Hermes is a picture-perfect figure of the gods, equipped with detailed intricacies. Lovingly made, it is a visual eye-catcher on any desk or bookshelf.
- Height approx. 15cm
- white alabaster casting slip
The divine characteristics of a celestial messenger
Mercury - he is, just like Hermes, also known as the winged messenger of the gods.
His attributes, hat, a coat, purse as well as his winged shoes.
But he also possessed a very special, winding staff.
With this Mercury could deliver messages in dreams.
Imaginative and symbolic gift for dear friends and acquaintances for the opening of a business or just as a lucky charm. An exceptional gift for all who deal with trade, goods and money.
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