The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.
- A herald's wand or staff, especially in ancient times.
- Greek Mythology A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes.
- An insignia modeled on Hermes's staff and used as the symbol of the medical profession.
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