Mercury, as a type, is a symbol of philosophers, priests and wizards. That he is a priest we see in his role as guide to the underworld. In fact the entirety of Christianity and “Western philosophy” —as sophistry, in its common “spiritual” non-Nietzschean form— might also be termed “Mercurial.”
Many salient Christian writers  from late antiquity through the Renaissance, considered Hermes Trismegistus or Hermes “The Thrice Greatest,” a synonym of the Roman God Mercury, to have been a wise pagan prophet. Frequently they understood him as the Prophet Moses himself. Perhaps the first to identify Hermes Trismegistus with Hermes was the Egyptian Jew Artapanus of Alexandria, sometime in the third or second century B.C. His contention was likewise that Thoth-Hermes were the same person.
Here, remarkably, these Christian writers believed that a Prisca Theologia, or a single true theology, had been passed to them through a line of Prophets including Plato and Zoroaster. I have already expounded on the generally Semitic nature of Greek Philosophy and how it would ultimately serve as an important “think tank” for Christianity. I likewise have already asserted the cult of Zoroaster to be a proto-Jewish cult itself deeply influential on the earlier practitioners of Greek Philosophy. Here we understand both Philosopher and Priest conforming to the archetype of Mercury.
To be clearer, Platonic Philosopher and Christian priest alike may be understood as a form of Mercury, even if the pederastic Prophet Elisha is ultimately the best term for specifically the non-Jewish Christian priest, as this study will explicate. In any case, understanding the Christian priest as Mercury and understanding Odin, likely a fantastical description of the Christian Priest, also as Mercury, we understand as well that Christians and Odinists follow fundamentally the same God. Only the antipode of Apollo is truly distinct from this God.
Ostensibly Christianity was the “less Jewish,” Mercurial medium through which the Jewish Vulcan indirectly influences, commands and directs the broader Aryan flock, via Mercury the priest. By the same token, the “less Jewish” Communist and Multiculturalist are likewise manifestations of Mercury serving Vulcan, the Demiurge and racially conscious, resource-consuming Jew.
Indeed, as clarified through Interpretatio Romana, the Shepherd Dumuzid, the philosopher, the Freemason, the Christian, from the Prophets and Apostles on down, are Hermes Poimandres or “Shepherds of Men.” Of course, in Christianity, this metaphor is explicit.
Christ and the priests are shepherds, while the laity the flock. The Talmud also equates Aryans or non-Jews with animals. Yet, of course, among Jews there is also a “laity” or flock of unwitting Sussmen, as this study describes. We Apollonians too understand ourselves to have a “flock.” Again, Apollo was “the protector of flocks.”
Again, the parabolic figure of Moses was Mercury or at least a Symbolic Synonym of the God. Indeed, as we have identified the commanding Jewish Mountain God with Vulcan, the Jewish Prophets or Shepherd’s of Men we identify with Mercury by references made in scripture.
For example, we see Mercury’s or Thoth’s Caduceus appear in Exodus among the Prophets of the Hebrew Bible. It is Aaron’s magical shepherd’s rod. Aaron will use it to impress the Pharaoh when the latter demands a miracle. In the narrative, Aaron’s rod turns into an especially large serpent which then swallows up all the serpents of competing sorcerers whom have similarly conjured serpents from rods.
As an aside, we cannot doubt that the phallic symbolism in the parable tells something similar to David’s capture of 200 foreskins. To wit, Aaron, like David, has shown himself sexually superior to would be competitors. Aron’s rod as a phallic symbol is strongly corroborated in Numbers 17:7 when Aaron’s rod sprouts almonds thereby proving Aaron’s tribe, the Levi, the exclusive priests of Israel. 
The almonds are doubtlessly a reference to semen or seed. In the cult of Cybele, Attis, a figure whom might be regarded as a rough synonym of the Semitic Adonis, is understood as having been born from Nana, a woman impregnated by an almond. I have already argued that the Cybele cult was a proto-Jewish cult perhaps influential in the development of circumcision.
Regardless, with Aaron’s almond sprouting rod, again, we encounter the Semitic Bride Gathering Cult. To wit, all twelve tribes, some of which are understood as Aryan, produce rods to vie for leadership. Yet only Aaron’s sprouts “seed.” Aaron’s rod, particularly as it appears in Exodus, should be understood as synonymous not only with Mercury’s Caduceus but also Bacchus’ Thyrsus, both of which may be understood as also functioning as both phalli and shepherd’s staves. Here, the Rabbi, the Jewish Priest or Jew, leads the Aryan Israelites as a “crypto-Alpha.”
Perhaps more significantly we should regard the appearance of Prophets, in the Hebrew Bible, as interpreters of dreams —such as Joseph and Daniel— as relevant. After all, Hermes was also known as the “Oneiropompus” or “conductor of dreams.” He was also the God of Interpreters. Indeed, folk etymology suggests the word Hermeneutics is connected to and perhaps derived from the God. In any case, while the etymology of the word is unknown, this guess conforms with our understanding of the God.
In Numbers 21:8 we find a striking passage that appears to continue my thesis particularly as it posits Mercury and Vulcan chief among the manifestations of the Jewish God. The passage goes: “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live’. And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.”
We are reminded of the golden and silver lions and dogs that Vulcan constructed at the palace of Alcinous. Though lifeless figurines, they would bite invaders. Hence, in this passage, there is an especially strong sense of a relationship between the younger Mercury, the prophet, and Vulcan, the commanding, proto-Jewish Mountain God. Here the expelled and jilted Vulcan cultivates Mercury as his avenger against the reigning Aryan Jupiter.
Aaron, a prophet known for his eloquence, particularly as compared to Moses, might especially be connected to Mercury. The word for Prophet in Hebrew, nabi, נָבִיא, also means “spokesperson.” Yet Aaron is also the one who constructs the “Golden Calf” at Sinai. He is thus likewise an Artisan like Vulcan. Thus we understand these apprentices of Vulcan or Yahweh, Moses and Aaron, as “Composite Gods,” drawn from two separate Semitic Gods in the Greco-Roman pantheon.
Of course, the profound esoteric joke here is that these holy wise men and prophets, including Christ the Shepherd, are, indeed, Mercury. To be absolutely clear, they are Mercury the Deceiver, salesman and charlatan, Guide to The Underworld. This is true all while they warn of “false prophets.” This understanding of Mercury as a Deceiver likewise applies to nearly every priest who “leads to the underworld,” as opposed to the Apollonian anti-priest who “protects the flock” from such tempters. This understanding also applies to nearly every philosopher, save the odd “anti-philosopher,” such as Nietzsche.
Hence, in Interpretatio Romana, we understand Christian laity and even Jewish Sussmen as something akin to the walking dead, the senseless shades of Pluto. Indeed, the depriving of senses, especially sight, as a means of conditioning men to the dominion of Yahweh, we will find repeated in the JEM. Philosophers, or suitors of “Sophia,” are also understood esoterically also as Mercury, Deceivers and Merchants.
 These writers include Lactantius, Augustine, Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, Campanella, and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola,
 Mussies, Gerald (1982), “The Interpretatio Judaica of Thot-Hermes”, in van Voss, Heerma, et al. (eds.) Studies in Egyptian Religion Dedicated to Professor Jan Zandee, pp. 91, 97, 99–100
 Theoretically, Aaron’s serpent staff and Moses’ fiery serpent upon a standard in Numbers are related to Asclepius’s serpent staff. Possibly, but the Asclepius serpent staff, I will argue, is also related if not synonymous to Mercury’s Caduceus.
 Numbers 17:7