Mercury (Latin: Mercurius) was a messenger who wore winged sandals, and a god of trade, thieves, and travel, the son of Maia Maiestas and Jupiter in Roman mythology. His name is related to the Latin word merx (“merchandise”; compare merchant, commerce, etc.), mercari (to trade), and merces (wages).
In Virgil’s Aeneid, Mercury reminds Aeneas of his mission to found the city of Rome. In Ovid’s Fasti, Mercury is assigned to escort the nymph Larunda to the underworld. Mercury, however, fell in love with Larunda and made love to her on the way; this act has also been interpreted as a rape. Larunda thereby became mother to two children, referred to as the Lares, invisible household gods.
Mercury had essentially the same aspects as Hermes, wearing winged shoes talaria and a winged petasos, and carrying the caduceus, a herald’s staff with two entwined snakes that was Apollo’s gift to Hermes. He was often accompanied by a cockerel, herald of the new day, a ram or goat, symbolizing fertility, and a tortoise.
Mercury in particular was reported as becoming extremely popular among the nations the Roman Empire conquered; Julius Caesar wrote of Mercury being the most popular god in Britain and Gaul, regarded as the inventor of all the arts. 1st-century Roman writer Tacitus identifies him as the chief god of the Germanic peoples.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(mythology)
Due to his constant mobility, he was considered the god of commerce and social intercourse, the wealth brought in business, especially sudden or unexpected enrichment, travel, roads and crossroads, borders and boundary conditions or transient, the changes from the threshold, agreements and contracts, friendship, hospitality, sexual intercourse, games, data, the draw, good luck, the sacrifices and the sacrificial animals, flocks and shepherds and the fertility of land and cattle. In addition to serving as messenger to Zeus, Hermes carried the souls of the dead to Hades(the ancient Greek god of the underworld), and directed the dreams sent by Zeus to mortals.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(mythology)
In ancient Indian astronomy, the Surya Siddhanta, an Indian astronomical text of the 5th century, estimates the diameter of Mercury as 3,008 miles, an error of less than 1% from the currently accepted diameter of 3,032 miles (4,880 km).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)
The Beauty of the Mercury Synodic Cycle and its forecasting power: http://www.astro-trading.net/2011/11/beauty-of-mercury-synodic-cycle-and-its.html
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The Maya may have represented Mercury as an owl (or possibly four owls; two for the morning aspect and two for the evening) that served as a messenger to the underworld. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)
Doesn`t the IMF logo look like an owl?
Mitropolii ale zeului comertului?
Daca oamenii se supun legilor unor institutii nu inseamna ca defapt slujesc acele institutii? Iii putem numi chiar religiosi, sau si mai mult: fanatici; singura circumstanta atenuanta ar fi ca acestea nu sunt privite ca religie, desi se manifesta ca religie.
Aduc oare aceste institutii ceva bun pentru oamenii buni? inafara de promisiuni desarte?
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The veil is lifted from my eyes and I don’t like what I see…… KimmieAnnaJones