Hermes with Infant Bacchus

I saw this on twitter (courtesy of Astro Museum). It’s a medallion with Hermes (Mercury) holding the infant Bacchus. It’s electrotype by E. Hannaux, French. c. 1895-1905. I just love this image so much, the strength and tenderness in Hermes comes through so palpably.

Medallion with Hermes holding baby Bacchus


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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on December 18, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Io Hermes Dionysophoros!

    I have no idea if that’s how you would say “Bearer of Dionysos” but I gave it best shot!

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  2. Beautiful image.

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  3. Definitely Big Brother Energy!

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  4. And now you’ll be trying to track one down.

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  5. Wow! Very beautiful and powerful image. I agree with Xenophon that the coin shows Big Brother Energy. ❤


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