The ankh symbol represents life and eternal existence. It is the fullyresurrected and glorified form of the deceased in the afterlife, and the result of a successful union of the ba and ka which can then roam freely about the earth. The ankh is a recurrent attribute of the gods, who presenteternal existence to the king.
Son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the Greek god of travel, commerce, animal husbandry, diplomacy, thieves, roads, athletic contests, gymnastics, persuasion, writing, and language. He is the herald of the gods and is often associated with his Egyptian equivalent, Thoth. His symbols are the caduceus, winged boots, and sometimes a winged cap.