Mercury (Alchemical Quicksilver)

This glyph derives from an ancient Greek drawing representing the winged sandal or the caduceus wand of the messenger God Mercury. The symbol predates the god, having previously in use as an emblem of the Punic Goddess Tanit. The glyph represents the planet Mercury in astrology, Mercury as alchemical quicksilver, and as the magical element mercurius.

Alchemically, Mercury is analogous to the human spirit, and one of the three major alchemical principals, with sulfur  and salt.

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