Roman Pantheon

Mercury is one of the Dii Consentes within the Roman pantheon. He is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence (and thus poetry), messages/communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he is also the guide of souls to the underworld. He is the son of Maia and Jupiter.
Mercury appears wearing winged shoes (talaria) and a winged hat (petasos), and carrying the caduceus, a herald’s staff with two entwined snakes that was Apollo‘s gift to Mercury. He is often accompanied by a cockerel, herald of the new day, a ram or goat, symbolizing fertility, and a tortoise, referring to Mercury’s legendary invention of the lyre from a tortoise shell.
Mercury is a god of messages, eloquence and of trade, particularly of the grain trade. Mercury is also considered a god of abundance and commercial success, particularly in Gaul, where he is particularly revered. He is, like Hermes, the Romans’ psychopomp, leading newly deceased souls to the afterlife.

Deity Stats

Domains Rank Alignment Favored Weapon Portfolio
Art, Community, Law, Luck, Rune, Travel, Trickery. Greater Lawful Neutral Magic Staff Boundaries, Commerce, Communication, Guides, Luck, Poetry, Travel, Trickery.


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