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Merkurius och Neptunus

Mercury and Neptune

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Halmstad /  Merkurius och Neptunus   Halmstad /  Merkurius och Neptunus

Description

Stone statues in the façade on the seaman's home:
  1. Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology (Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes).
  2. Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology, is the god of water and the sea (Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune).

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Location (N 56°40'10" - E 12°51'37")

Item Code: se080; Photograph: 22 July 2009
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