Mercury is the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes. They both share many similarities in power and responsibility, though Mercury is considered more of a god of wealth than Hermes. The Roman Mercury was said to have a caduceus, which is a staff with two serpents coiled around an orb on the tip, and also he is seen wearing a winged helmet and shoes. His name is originally derived from the Latin word “mercari”, which means “having to do with deals or trade”. His name has influenced other names in a variety of different fields, such as the planet, and the element. The word mercurial is commonly used to refer to someone or something that is erratic, volatile, or unstable. This can be closely identified with Mercury's flights back and forth from the Underworld. His sacred animal is the chicken, and is usually accompanied by one. On May 15th, a festival is dedicated to him every year, which would be the perfect time to have this statue as an addition to your house.