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Serpent worship Hermes hastens bearing his kerukeion, on an Attic lekythosc. It has been argued that the staff or wand entwined by two snakes was itself representing a god in the pre-anthropomorphic era.
Like the herm or priapusit would thus be a predecessor of the anthropomorphic Hermes of the classical era. He suggested the symbol originated some time between and BC, and that it might have been the source of the Greek caduceus. Ward's research into his own work, published inin which he suggested that the prototype of Hermes was an "Oriental deity of Babylonian extraction" represented in his earliest form as a snake god.
From this perspective, the caduceus was originally representative of Hermes himself, in his early form as the Underworld god Ningishzida"messenger" of the "Earth Mother".
In Egyptian iconography, the Djed pillar is depicted as containing a snake in a frieze of the Dendera Temple complex. India[ edit ] The caduceus also appears as a symbol of the punch-marked coins of the Maurya Empire in India, in the third or second century BC.
Numismatic research suggest that this symbol was the symbol of the Buddhist king Ashokahis personal " Mudra ". Behind her Iris stands and gestures.
On the left is Vulcan blond figure standing behind the wheel, manning it, with Ixion already tied to it. The Homeric hymn to Hermes relates how Hermes offered his lyre fashioned from a tortoise shell as compensation for the cattle he stole from his half brother Apollo.
Apollo in return gave Hermes the caduceus as a gesture of friendship.
Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher pointed out that the serpent as an attribute of both Hermes and Asclepius is a variant of the "pre-historic semi-chthonic serpent hero known at Delphi as Python ", who in classical mythology is slain by Apollo.
Tiresias was immediately turned into a woman, and so remained until he was able to repeat the act with the male snake seven years later.
This staff later came into the possession of the god Hermes, along with its transformative powers. Another myth suggests that Hermes or Mercury saw two serpents entwined in mortal combat. Separating them with his wand he brought about peace between them, and as a result the wand with two serpents came to be seen as a sign of peace.
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