The caduceus is an ancient symbol that gave rise to many interpretations. Originally, in Greek mythology, it is an attribute of the god Hermes, represented by a laurel or olive rod, surrounded by two intertwined snakes and topped with two short wings. This symbol is still present today, and is also largely tend to be confused with the rod of Asclepius (or rod of Aesculapius), used by medical and paramedical professions. Let’s see today, through its history and its origin, what is the symbolism of the caduceus of Hermes.
The caduceus of Hermes remains today a symbol of trade and eloquence.