A cunning god for the exchange of goods
The Roman deity Mercurius was attributed to trade and wealth. He stood for trade and profit. His name can be derived from the Latin merx, meaning merchandise. So his name origin is pretty clear, which sets him apart from the other Roman gods! Souls were led to the underworld by Mercury and for this reason he became the messenger of the gods.
Since ancient times, a revered god
He showed the way to the lost and brought news and gifts. Moreover, Mercury was the Roman deity of chance, and also the godfather of trickery and deceit. In many myths the god Mercury appeared as a companion and messenger of other deities. Mercurius was equated with the Greek god Hermes, whose attributes he later adopted!
- Height including base, about 14 cm
- elaborate handwork, bronze colored
- Original replica
A holy deity for all thieves
Mercury ensured a lucky find and thus became the god of chance. When he was still a child, he stole a whole herd of cattle from the deity Apollo. This daring enterprise made him sacred to the thieves and they worshipped him. Mercury was also the patron of eloquence. He possessed the art of persuading people and always coming up with excuses.
A temple for the deity of commerce
In his honor, consecrated stone pillars were erected at gates, ditches and crossroads. In 495 B.C. a large temple was built for him. The signs of the god were a purse in his hand, a traveling hat on his head and that he was always completely naked. Our figure has a cloak on according to the terracotta model, but is otherwise unclothed.
With this graceful statuette you will give your lessons many lively moments! Your students will surely be enthusiastic about it!
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