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Mercury is a Roman god, also known as the Roman god of trade, profit and commerce. His name is apparently derived from the Latin merx or mercator, a merchant. He is very similar to the Greek god Hermes (which see for more details) and the Etruscan Turms.
He was called Mercurius in Latin and Alipes ("with the winged feet")
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