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Hermaphrodite Hermaphroditos Hermaphroditus Hermes Hermetic Hermetical Hermit
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

~ HERMAPHRODITE   biol> implies BOTH SEXES IN ONE BODY
                  myth> HERMES WAS A HERMAPHRODITE
     med> from gr HERMAPHRODITOS
          DENOTES AMBIGUOUS SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT or
     INTERSEX or UNCLEAR GENDER 
     RESULT OF INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN
     GENE CHROMOSOME GONAD AND GENITALIA BUT
     IN A STRICT SENSE   THE WORD APPLIES TO
     THOSE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BOTH SPERM AND EGG
     which is VERY UNLIKELY and most instances represent
     PSEUDO HERMAPHRODITES  note  "gender is increasingly 
     utilized to denote "feelings" related to sexual 
                  identification 
~ HERMAPHRODITOS  or
~ HERMAPHRODITUS  myth> SON OF HERMES  & APHRODITE or
                               MERCURY & VENUS
     THE NYMPH SALMACIS EMBRACED HIM TIGHTLY AND
     URGED THE GODS TO FUSE THEIR BODIES INTO ONE

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     note FUSION OF A MALE WITH A FEMALE FERTILIZED EGG
          CAN PRODUCE A CHIMERA SOME OF WHICH MAY BECOME
          HERMAPHRODITIC IN NATURE
     lit+  " ... THE WATERS OF THE FOUNTAIN SALMACIS
          HAVE EARNED AN EVIL NAME
     THE MEN WHO TAKE THEM
     BECOME EFFEMINATE OR MERELY ZERO
     CERTAINLY LESS THAN MEN 

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     THE INFANT SON OF MERCURY AND VENUS ...
     EVEN HIS NAME COMBINED THEIR NAMES IN GREEK ...
     A NYMPH LIVED THERE ...

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     THE HEIR OF ATLAS STRUGGLED AS HE COULD
     AGAINST THE PLEASURE THAT THE NYMPH GIRL DESIRED
     BUT SHE CLUNG TO HIM AS THOUGH THEIR FLESH WERE ONE ...
     " O GODS IN HEAVEN
     GIVE ME THIS BLESSING
     CLIP HIM WITHIN MY ARMS LIKE THIS FOREVER "
     AT WHICH THE GODS AGREED
     THEY GREW ONE BODY  ONE FACE  ONE PAIR OF ARMS ...
     SO TWO BECAME NOR BOY NOR GIRL
     NEITHER YET BOTH WITHIN A SINGLE BODY

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     " OH FATHER  MOTHER  
       HEAR YOUR POOR SON WHO
       CARRIED BOTH YOUR NAMES
       MAKE ALL WHO SWIM THESE WATERS IMPOTENT
       HALF MEN, HALF WOMEN..." 
          from Metamorphosis [6] by OVID [#]
     art> in the house of Dioscuri in POMPEII a wall painting
          depicted an aroused PAN rejecting HERMAPHRODITUS
          as if just having noted his male genitals
          incongruent with his female like body and breasts
~ HERMES  or MERCURY       see> MERCENARY
          id+ THIEF AND MAKER OF HASTE
              it gave rise to his eponym
     "THE HASTENER"  {a tactic adopted by merchants}
     note HERMERS WAS A HERMAPHRODITE and
     DIVINE MESSENGER or HERALD  sug> LOBBYIST
     OF GODS WHENEVER SAGACITY AND SHREWDNESS
     WERE NEEDED
     hx> also note his equivalent personification of
         Egyptian THOT or THEUT
     THE FATHER OF ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE    also
     HERMES WAS THE SPONSOR OF GYMANSTIC GAMES
     myth> SON OF ZEUS AND MAIA THE DAUGHTER OF ATLAS
           SINCE BIRTH HERMES SHOWED A PENCHANT FOR
     STEALING AND LYING or             slur> "DOUBLE TALK"
     or PERSUASIVENESS                  sug> ELOQUENT
     GOD OF PRUDENCE and of             sug> PROVIDENCE
     QUALITIES DESIRABLE IN MERCHANTS   see> MERCENARY
     HERMES WAS A CRAFTY THIEF or       sug> CHEAT
     KLEPTOMANIAC or CLEPTOMANIAC       sug> ROB
     HE ALSO HAD OTHER QUALITIES        sug> TRADE
     PARTICULARLY LANGUAGE SKILLS       sug> FLUENT
     PLEASANT PERSONALITY               sug> BLAND
     SWIFTNESS                          sug> FLEET
     LACK OF SCRUPLE                    see> MORAL
     MERCURY had little MERCY           sug> EMPATHY
     ONE OF HIS TRAITS WAS TO           sug> FACULTY
     " TALK HIS WAY OUT OF TROUBLE "    sug> ELOQUENCE

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     HERMES INVENTED THE LYRA           sug> LYRIC
     AND SYRYNX or FLUTE                sug> SYRINGE

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     MERCURY FOSTERED COMMERCE BY PROTECTING MESSENGERS
     INSURED THE DIALOG BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
     A ROLE LATER GIVEN TO ANGELS       sug> ARCHANGEL
     UNDER HIS TITLE OF PSYCHOPOMPOS    sug> POMPOUS
     MERCURY GUIDED SOULS OF THE DEAD   sug> DEFUNCT
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     AS ONEIROPOMPOS                    sug> POMPOUS
     MERCURY GUIDED DREAMS              sug> FANTASY
     AS EUGONIOS MERCURY                sug> FLEET
     WAS AN IDEAL FOR ATHLETES          sug> FAST

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     ONLY APOLLO COULD OFFER PROPHESY IN WORDS     sug> DIVINE
     APOLLO GAVE MERCURY                           sug> HERMES
     A GOLDEN DIVINING ROD AND WITH IT THE         sug> STAFF
     POWER OF PROPHESY                             sug> HERALD
     NOT BY WORDS BUT BY SIGNS                     sug> SEMIOLOGY

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     HIS STEALING WAS LEGENDARY         sug> BURGLAR
     HE STOLE THE SCEPTER OF ZEUS       sug> ROD
     THE GIRDLE OF APHRODITE            sug> CORSET
     THE TRIDENT OF POSEIDON            sug> FORK
     THE SWORD OF ARES                  sug> SABER
     THE TONGS OF HEPHAESTOS            sug> VULCAN
     THE BOW AND ARROWS OF APOLLO       sug> NEGOTIATE
     IT IS PECULIAR                     sug> PECOS
     HOW IN EACH INSTANCE               sug> GAIN
     HERMES MANAGED TO " MAKE UP "      sug> BARGAIN

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     THE ATTRIBUTES OF MERCURY INCLUDED THE
     CADUCEUS or KERYKEION WHICH WAS
     A SHORT STAFF WITH A PAIR OF WINGS WITH A
     KNOTTED SNAKE ATTACHED TO IT  and
     A CAP or A WINGED CAP or PETASOS
     AMONG THE SACRIFICES OFFERED TO HERMES  sug> RHETORIC
     WERE TONGUES TO STRESS HIS STATUS OF    sug> LANGUAGE
     HE WAS THE GOD OF ORATORY               sug> LINGUIST

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     ply>   | A TONGUE WITH MONEY IS
              MIGHTIER THAN A SWORD |
~ HERMETIC    id+ IMPENETRABLE  OBSCURE  RECONDITE
              ply> | HERMES SEALED FATES HERMETICALLY |
~ HERMETICAL  SEALED  as in AIR TIGHT
~ HERMIT      RECLUSE
              note HERMES AMONG OTHER TASKS ALSO ENGAGED IN
  ESOTERIC or SECRET DOCTRINES incl ALCHEMY
  biol> ave of the genera GLAUCIS
        note THRUSH BIRDS of the family TURDIDAE
  HERMIT CRAB or PAGURID THALASSINIDS
  myth> HERMES MEANS " HASTENER "   sug> HASTE  HUSTLE
        also NAMED " THE WAYFINDER " since
  HERMES GUIDED THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED TO HADES
  SON OF ZEUS & MAIA AND FATHER OF AUTOLYCUS AND CHIONE
  AUTOLYCUS BECAME A CHAMPION THIEF
  AS A MESSENGER OF THE GODS 
  MERCURY or HERMES IS A COMPLEX DEITY
  REFLECTING THE MORAL AMBIGUITIES FOUND IN THOSE THAT PURSUE
  WEALTH by TRADING WHATEVER         sug> MERCENARY

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  hx> THE MODERN CADUCEUS IS THE STICK CARRIED BY MARSHALS
      or LEADERS OF MILITARY PARADES
  {some say it is an adaptation of ORIENTAL MAGIC STICKS}
  med> THE MEDICAL CADUCEUS relates to ESCULAPIUS
       IT SHOWS ONE SERPENT
  THE MERCURIAL CADUCEUS HAS TWO TWO INTERTWINED SERPENTS
  LATE VERSIONS ADDED WINGS AT THE TOP OF THE STAFF

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  note HERMES INVENTED THE WINGED SANDALS CALLED
       TALARIA and     sp TALON = HEEL
  note HERMES MADE FIRE BY RUBBING STICKS TOGETHER
  note the taks HERMES was mandated to do include
  KILL ARGOS THE HUNDRED EYED
  TIE IXION TO THE WHEEL
  CONVINCE CALYPSO TO RELEASE ODYSSEUS
  art> COPIES OF A STATUE BY PRAXITELES SHOW
       HERMES HOLDING THE INFANT DIONYSUS
  ONE COPY IS IN THE MUSEUM IN OLYMPIA

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  biol> HERMAEA  HERMAEIDAE  HERMEOPHAGA  HERMETIA  HERMINEA
        HERMINIDAE  HERMIPPUS  HERMODACTYLUS are names of
  ins  arthrop  ins  arach  pl  etc


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