In its completed shape, the lightning-wand is the caduceus, or rod of Hermes.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
Wave thy smooth caduceus here, O'er an humble Auctioneer!
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 365" by Various
Now, Mercury, move your caduceus, and, in Jupiter's name, command silence.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
In front of the President is a cushion with the Caduceus, the Mace, and the Golden Cane.
"The Strand Magazine: Volume VII, Issue 37. January, 1894." by Edited by George Newnes
The day was fixed, and all in readiness, when somebody came and informed them that Jupiter's ape, bearing a caduceus, had been seen in the air.
"The Original Fables of La Fontaine" by Jean de la Fontaine
By this touch of my Caduceus I give thee power to see things as they are, and, among others, thyself.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
As messenger of the gods he wears the Petasus and Talaria, and bears in his hand the Caduceus or herald's staff.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Like Forth, the newcomer wore a white coat with the caduceus emblems.
"The Planet Savers" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Thus the caduceus, purse, winged hat, and sandals are attributes of Mercury, the trampled dragon that of St. George.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The central panel of marquetry shows, in life size, a cock, with the caduceus, a snake, a banner, and symbolical instruments.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden