MercuryMessenger of the gods and god of trade, abundance and commercial success Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
Mercurius, or Mercury, was the Roman parallel to the Greek Hermes. He was the messenger of the gods and the god of trade, grain in particular, commercial success and abundance.
He is normally depicted with a staff with two intertwined snakes, and wearing a winged hat and winged shoes.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Jupiter - God of the sky and head of the gods (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Mithras - Persian god of Zoroastrian origin (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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