The rooster, the tortoise, the lyre, the Talaria and the Caduceus.
THE ROOSTER represents the day or the light, but the power of Word, the Music of the Spheres! The Word is the power Hermes used to communicate with mortals. Hermes, it is said, is the god of eloquence.
THE TORTOISE is patience. A great virtue for all those who want to communicate with the gods.
THE LYRE another symbol of music, representing harmony.
THE TALARIA (The Winged sandals) depicts the ability to fly, in other words, the ability to go where the gods are.
THE CADUCEUS (Symbol of modern medicine) represents the inner energies and the Kundalini. Ida, Pingala and Shushunna are three main canals taught in Kundalini yoga. The one in the center is Shushunna. The other two go are canals going from the Muladhara Chakra to the Sahasrara Chakra crossing each other on the way and making the number eight (8), which is the symbol of infinite if it is placed in a horizontal way.
More about the caduceus and the serpent go to the meaning of the serpent, link at the bottom.
MAIA (Something really interesting):
THE CADUCEUS OF MERCURY (HERMES).
This is a nice symbol of power and wisdom. It has two serpents representing Ida and Pingala. The staff in the center is the spinal, Shushunna is right inside of the spinal. These are the three main nadis of our system.
The wings represent freedom. We need to have higher levels of energy to defeat the mind and get real freedom. what kind of freedom? Freedom from our mind.
Our mind creates all the problems we have. yes, it help us a lot to learn and be better. Yes, We need our mind to study. The problem is the other side of the mind. It makes us think too much when we are under pressure. We get worry because of our mind.
The Bagavad Gita (It means: The song of the Lord), a brilliant book from the wisdom of India, indicates the need to control our mind, as Buddha did. Actually it states that our mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy. it becomes the best friend for the yogi who can control it, but the worst enemy for the one who is under its power.
The root of the Caduceus of mercury is right at the MULADHARA CHAKRA, that is why it is called THE ROOT CHAKRA.The Kundalini, our main energy, is trapped in that chakra. It develops through the spinal till our head. Then it is a channel that connect the Muladhara Chakra with the Sahasrara chakra, the crown chakra. This means, controlling our energies we control our mind.
Both serpents (Ida and Pingala) makes the number eight. If we make that number in a horizonal position then we get the symbol of infinite. That means, we develop all our potentials when we develop the Kundalini.
MORE FROM CULWISDOM:
MEANING OF THE SERPENT.
GREEK HEROES AND GODS.
ZEUS-JUPITER: THE FATHER OF THE GODS.