This Mercury amulet draws its power from the ancients. It is a symbol for the Roman god Mercury and the Greek god Hermes before him.
Hermes is best known for being the Messenger of the gods, serving as a link between the Divine (heaven) and Humankind (earth) - much as angels do. He also guided the souls of the dead to the underworld of Hell and the afterlife in Heaven.
Mercury's simple form holds many meanings. Merging the symbols for both Earth and Venus, its dominant shape is the circle. According to mythology, the circle signifies the infinite, eternity, timelessness and the Divine Spirit which permeates all things.
The cross shape below signifies a Caduceus, which is the wand that Hermes is most often associated with. Sometimes shown with two intertwined snakes, the Caduceus hearkens back to Roman mythology: The god Mercury came across two snakes embroiled in combat and, separating them with his wand, he brought peace between them. In this way, Mercury and his Caduceus came to be known as symbols of peace and restoration.
But the cross shape also stands for physical, earthly Matter. And here it is combined with a crescent Moon, which signifies Mind. Together they represent the manifestation of our thoughts in the material world.
Although many more meanings abound, Mercury in essence has evolved into a positive symbol embodying communication, open-mindedness, peace, and rational thought.
- Pendant material: White brass (a copper/zinc alloy that resembles steel)
- Necklace material: Stainless steel
- Finish: Polished
- Pendant height, excluding loop: 7/8 inch (22mm)
- Chain: 22 inch ball chain
***Not intended for children 12 years of age or younger.