Uisucius
AKA Mercury Visucius

Perhaps meaning "Mercury of the Ravens." His worship was clustered along the Rhine, but one inscription is from Bordeaux, and one from northern Spain.

If his name does refer to ravens, and given his worship on the border between the Gauls and Germans, this would make an interesting parallel to that of Odinn (Germanic Wotan), that other Mercurial figure, who is said to have two ravens on his shoulder, Hugin (thought) and Mugin (memory), who each day fly around the world and deliver Odinn news.


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