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Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

~ CADAVER    id+ the "FALLEN" or MORTAL
             note ESCULAPIUS WAS KILLED FOR 
                  BRINGING THE DEAD TO LIFE
             AND HIS CADUCEUS STANDS FOR LIFE
~ CADUCARY   started with see> CAD~  CADAVER
^u           id+ CAUCARY implies TEMPORARY
     thus MORTAL      sug>   CADENCE
     PRONE TO DECAY   sug> DECADENCE
     sug> CADAVER     sug> INERT
     sug> LETHAL      sug> STUPOR
     sug> LETHARGY    sug> STUPID
     sug> OBLIVION    sug> LIMBO
     ply> | MORTALS FATE ENDS IN
            FATAL SLEEP or COMA
     lat CADUCARIUS = WITHOUT SUPPORT
                      WITHOUT MASTER
     sug> PASSING
     eng CADUCARY   or
         ESCHEAT    meaning REVERT PROPERTY
                    TO THE CROWN LORD OR STATE from
     lat EX CADERE  TO FALL UPON NO HEIRS
         CADERE     TO FALL sug> DECADENT
     sp  CADUCO     TEMPORARY
                    TRANSIENT AS IF
                    DATED TO EXPIRE  sug> OBSOLETE
                    SENILE           sug> EMERITUS
         CADUCAR    WORN OUT or      sug> EMETIC
                    or USELESS       sug> FUTILE
         CAER       TO FALL as in "TO FALL ASLEEP"
     ukr SPAD       SLID SLIDE FALL FAILURE COLLAPSE
         SPATY      SLEEP LANGUOR ENNUI DOZE
         PADATY     TO FALL
             via SOMNOLENT the above links to
~ CADUCEUS   id+ | MAGIC STICK or STAFF |
             hx> A ROD ADORNED
     WITH WHITE RIBBONS implicitly
     used to HEAL most often by INDUCTION OF SLEEP
     also TO TRANSMIT GODLY COMMANDS BY DREAMS
     note SLEEPING IS CURATIVE or REST or RESTITUTION
     note "PUT TO SLEEP" now is a EUPHEMISM FOR
           EUTHANASIA implying         sug> THANATOS
     MERCY KILLING BY INDUCTION OF "PERMANENT" SLEEP
     med> more under SLEEP MORPHINE   sug>  MORPHEUS
          in modern terms CADUCEUS relates to
     MEDICAL ARTS and ESCULAPIUS   see> below
     lit+ the CADUCEUS was called by John MILTON [#]
          " THE OPIATE ROD "      sug> NARCOTIC DOPE
     myth> HERMES AND ISIS USED DREAMS
           AS A VEHICLE TO DELIVER DIVINE MESSAGES
     hx> MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS REPORTED TO HAVE DREAMT
             DIVINE COMMANDS
             sug> VISION  PHANTASM  FANTASY  IMAGE  IMAGINE
~ CADUCIARY  PERISHABLE  MORTAL  TEMPORARY  also
             TEMPORAL POWER in contrast to
  CONGENITAL or INHERENT POWER      sug> HEREDITY  GENETIC
  myth> THE STAFF OF HERMES or CADUCEUS BECAME LINKED WITH
        MEDICINE and the SYMBOL OF ESCULAPIUS
  these links probably relate to TRADITIONS CONCERNING
  ORIENTAL MAGIC STICKS WHICH OFTEN WERE DECORATED WITH
  ENTWINED SNAKES as SYMBOLS OF HEALING
  also note that HEALING BECAME INTERTWINED WITH SLEEP or
       SLUMBER STUPOR LETHARGY LANGUOR REST INERTIA CALM
  LASSITUDE perhaps INDUCED BY OPIATES     sug>    OPIUM
  med> the above denotes broad and persisting ideas
       linking SLEEP with HEALTH and BEAUTY
  note LACK OF SLEEP can be FATAL            sug> LETHAL
  note the enormous number of people         sug> MASS
       using HYPNOTICS for SLEEP INDUCTION   sug> MORPHINE
  gr HYPNO = SLEEP                           sug> HYPNOSIS
  note such implications in SLEEP as         sug> LASSITUDE
  " REST THERAPY "                           sug> RELAXATION
  " SLEEPING THERAPY "                       sug> LETHARGY
  " BEAUTY SLEEP "     vern        sp  SON~AR   = DREAM
  " SLEEP ON IT "   also note      ukr SON        DREAM
  " TO FALL ASLEEP "                   SONABULO   SOMNAMBULIST
  sp  CADUCAR = GIVE UP            eng INSOMNIA   SLEEPLESS or
      CAER      FALL                              FITFUL
  ukr KAT       EXECUTIONER
      KATHORHA  TORTURE
  eng CATACOMB  PLACE FOR THE FALLEN
      CATACLYSM CALAMITY
  ukr   PAD     FALL
       SPATY    SLEEP                        sug> SLUMBER
        PADAI   TO FALL                      sug> SLUMP
  sp  SOPOR     SOMNOLENT                    sug> SOPORIFIC
  ukr NARCOSA   ANESTHETIC                   sug> PAIN
  eng NARCOTIC  SLEEP INDUCER                sug> NARCOLEPSY
  note that THE CADUCEUS implies WALKING  TRAVELING
       IT IS A WALKING STAFF or STICK          sug> STAFFING
  THE SNAKES REPRESENT KNOWLEDGE               sug> DOUBT
  ITS WINGS ARE SYMBOLIC FOR SPEED             sug> MERCURIAL
  THE CUP REPRESENTS HEALING or SLEEP POTION   sug> SEDATIVE
  THE WHITE RIBBONS SHOW RESPECT FOR           sug> REVERENCE
  THE MESSAGES FROM GODS or ZEUS               sug> DREAM
  as if the " WHITE FLAG " of PEACE  TRUCE
  is A  " SURRENDER TO THE FATE OF SLEEP "
  only recently " HOSPITAL STAFF " CLINICAL ROUNDS CEASED
       probably even the "STAFF NURSE" WILL SOON DISAPPEAR
  THE CADUCEUS IS BEING REPLACED BY FOR PROFIT   sug> UTILITY
  HEALTH "CARE" "MANAGEMENT" CORPORATE LOGOS     sug> LOGIC
  hx> ANCIENT HERALDS HAD A CADUCEUS or STAFF
      WHICH WAS DECORATED BY ENTWINED WINGED SERPENTS
  SOME BIBLICAL RELIGIONS BLAME THE SNAKE FOR
  HAVING TEMPTED EVE TO TEMPT ADAM TO EAT
  FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OFFERED BY SATAN
  later THE DEVIL OFFERED KNOWLEDGE TO TEMPT   see> MIND
        DOCTOR FAUSTUS           see>     MEPHISTOPHELES
  lit+ "THE MIND IS ITS OWN PLACE AND
        IN ITSELF CAN MAKE A HEAVEN OF HELL
        AND HELL OF HEAVEN"  Satan speaking in
  "Paradise Lost" by John MILTON [#]
  often RELIGIOUS LEADERS CONSIDER THAT
        KNOWLEDGE IS A SOURCE OF DANGER AND NOTE
  THAT KNOWLEDGE IS NOT WISDOM AND THAT MANY TYPES OF
  "SACRED FIRE" CAN DESTROY HUMANITY           sug> ATOM
  myth> THE WRATH OF ZEUS AGAINST PROMETHEUS   see> CHAMPION
        FOR HAVING STOLEN THE SACRED FIRE      sug> CHORNOBYL
  LED TO THE DIVINE CREATION OF PANDORA        see> GIFTED
  THE PRIMAL TEMPTING MORTAL WOMAN             sug> WOMB
  WHO AS WIFE OF EPIMETHEUS                    see> EPIDEMIC
  DELIVERED TO HUMANITY                        sug> UTERUS
  EVIL PESTILENCE AND ETERNAL HOPE             sug> CHILD
  note SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE WERE REPRESENTED AS
       SNAKES TO DENOTE VITALITY AND REJUVENATION
  SNAKES ARE SILENT AND SILENCE IS AKIN TO WISDOM
  SNAKES SHED THEIR OLD SKIN TO GET A NEW ONE   sug> EXPRESS
  AKIN TO NEW KNOWLEDGE REPLACING HELD NOTIONS  sug> IDEA
  IN BIBLICAL TERMS SCIENCE IS TEMPTATION       sug> EXPERIENCE
  SCIENCE AIMS TO CONTROL THE NATURE OF THINGS  sug> EXPERIMENT
  WHICH IN HUMAN HANDS MAY BE EVIL              sug> VICE
  AND AN EXPRESSION OF THE DEVIL or SATAN       sug> FAUSTUS
  art> LATE ROMAN AND GREEK ARTISTS ADDED WINGS TO THE TIP
       OF THE CADUCEUS or STAFF TO DENOTE THAT KNOWLEDGE
  PERMEATES EVERYTHING SILENTLY AND WITH MERCURIAL SPEED
  THE PROPERTY OF THE SILENT SPEEDY MESSENGER GOD HERMES
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