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Caduceus
Caduceus
The Caduceus as seen in myth. Two snakes surround the staff and a pair of wings are behind the staff resembling Hermes' capability to fly
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Mythology Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology
Wielder(s) Hermes (Mercury), Apollo
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The Caduceus is the trademark symbol and weapon of the messenger god Hermes. It was originally crafted by Apollo, but exchanged with Hermes for the lyre. It is a symbol of commerce (reflecting Hermes' patronage of commerce) and often confused with the Rod of Asclepius, a symbol of medicine.

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The Caduceus is a staff-like item which represents the god of thieves and messengers; Hermes. The Caduceus is surrounded by two interlocking snakes and has a pair of wings, resembling the god's power of flight.

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