The Caduceus is the trademark symbol and weapon of the messenger god Hermes. It was originally crafted by Apollo, but exchanged with Hermes for the lyre. It is a symbol of commerce (reflecting Hermes' patronage of commerce) and often confused with the Rod of Asclepius, a symbol of medicine.
The Caduceus is a staff-like item which represents the god of thieves and messengers; Hermes. The Caduceus is surrounded by two interlocking snakes and has a pair of wings, resembling the god's power of flight.