Thursday, April 30, 2015


Image of Hermes from theoi

Upon hearing the word Hermes, many think first of an expensive leather satchel. The name of this god has also been used to sell jewellery, fragrances and other luxury products.

In ancient Greece, Hermes was a messenger god who travelled quickly on his winged sandals. This originally referred to the ability of this god (called Mercury by the Romans) to seal things up in such a way that they could never be opened.

The hermetic seal, named after Hermes, represents alchemy. It refers to the philosophy of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. Square, circle and triangle symbolize body, soul and spirit.

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