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Hermes (Mercury) as the Transporter of Dead Souls and Moira in the Hellenistic Astrology

The picture is a pencil drawing from 1897, depicting god Hermes taking the souls of the heroes into the depths of Hades, by the Polish modernist artist, Staniław Wyspiański [pronounced stah-NIECE-wuf viss-PYAN-skee], an illustration from the Homer's "Iliad". Colorized by myself. The planet Mercury when I wrote the first version of this text was between [...]