The Roman God of commerce, and also protector of travellers and heralds, Mercury appears here like flying above the World, proclaiming peace with his trumpet, since one of his missions was to bring harmony to mankind.
Son of Jupiter and the nymph Maya, in Greece, Mercury was known as Hermes. He was the good of commerce and eloquence, and the Romans endowed him with particular qualities. He was the messenger of the gods among men, above all for matters related with commerce.
Mercury always appeared promptly wherever he was needed, aided by the wings on his sandals and helmet. As the messenger from Olympus, Mercury was present at all the peace treaties which men concluded, and he helped heroes like Perseus, to whom he lent the sandals and helmet for his fight against Medusa.