“The whole problem was what to do with the caduceus,” Whitney recalls.
Romney was smiling as brightly as the caduceus when the painting was officially unveiled at the statehouse in July 2009.
The inclusion of the caduceus seemed no less important to Romney than the inclusion of his wife.
We must not omit to notice the caduceus, which forms, it is said, one of the most striking examples of the talismanic serpent.
It is the caduceus, or Rod, and the suit takes its name from it.
In connection with these latter, let us inquire more particularly as to their wand of office, the caduceus.
The cherub on the dexter side is seated, and holds a caduceus in his right hand.
Now I have done with being a messenger of the gods, and verily my caduceus is trembling in my hand.
A rod: A piece of the angelic outfit, derived from the caduceus of Mercury.
The rod is really the caduceus of Mercury that has so many significances.
1590s, from Latin caduceus, alteration of Doric Greek karykeion "herald's staff," from karyx (genitive karykos) "a herald," from PIE *karu-, from root *kar- "to praise loudly, extol" (cf. Sanskrit carkarti "mentions with praise," Old English hreð "fame, glory"). Token of a peaceful embassy; originally an olive branch. Especially the wand carried by Mercury, messenger of the gods, usually represented with two serpents twined round it.
caduceus ca·du·ce·us (kə-dōō'sē-əs, -shəs, -dyōō'-)
n. pl. ca·du·ce·i (-sē-ī')
A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes.
An insignia modeled on Hermes' staff and used as the symbol of the medical profession.