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Turms
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Etruscan deity, largely corresponding to the Greek Hermes and the Roman Mercurius. Equipped with a pétasos and herald's staff (kērýkeion, Latin caduceus), later also winged shoes and a winged cap, and sometimes depicted with a beard. Role as a herald, companion of heroes and in the realm of the dead as T. Aitas (Etrusci [III C]; cf. Gr. Hermes Psychopompos 'conductor of souls'); not recorded as a deity of craftwork in Etruscan context. Depictions primarily on vases and mirrors from the 6th cent. BC to the 3rd. Earliest representation on clay plates from Murlo, early 6th…

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Geppert, Karin (Tübingen), “Turms”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1223030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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