Herald of the Gods

The Caduceus

Greco-Roman in origin, the caduceus was a staff adorned with snakes that became the contemporary symbol of medical associations and organizations.

Originally adorned with white ribbons, they later became serpents because of Hermes' association as the herald of Hades, he would gently laid the golden rod on those who were dying. When Hermes was absorbed into the Roman pantheon as Mercury, the caduceus remained as a serpent-entwined rod

Hermes' well known positions

Hermes God of Heralds, Thieves & Trickery, Language & Crafty Wiles, Roads, Travellers & Hospitality, Guide of the Dead, Rustic Music, and Poetry

Symbols of Hermes