Results for: Caduceus

Who gave Hermes his wand Caduceus?

  Apollo desired the flute, so Hermes bartered with Apollo and received his golden wand which Hermes later used as his heralds staff. (In other versions Zeus gave Hermes h (MORE)

What is the Caduceus?

A Caduceus is a staff with entwining serpents running its length. In mythology some gods, notably Isis, Hermes, and Mercury are often portrayed holding a caduceus. It is a (MORE)

What is dental caduceus?

The dental caduceus is the universal symbol of dentistry. It consists of one serpent intertwined on a vertical staff rising out of leafed branches, surrounded by a large circ (MORE)

What was the Caduceus a sign of?

Caduceus represents Hermes (Mercury) and so represents planet Mercury. It's also a symbol of medicine and sometimes commerce, and is the sign you usually see next to a pharmac (MORE)

Where did Hermes get his caduceus?

Hermes stole Apollo's cattle when he was five minutes old, and when Apollo found out, he was upset. Hermes had made the first lyre (stringed instrument similar to a harp) and (MORE)

Why does the goddess Nike carry a caduceus?

I think that Nike carries a caduceus since it is a symbol of messengers. As the Winged Goddess of Victory, Nike needs to proclaim people's victories, sort of like a herald. Th (MORE)