Statue of the Egyptian god ANUBIS; showing the attributes of the Greek god HERMES, with whom he was identified, combining Greek and Egyptian mythology as HERMANUBIS). In the VATICAN Museums, VATICAN City
Baku (獏 ou 貘)/ The baku is a protector against pestilence and evil, and among dreams he is said to prefer to devour nightmares, protecting humans from the evil inside them. It is said that if you sleep on a bed made of baku skin, you can keep illness away. Today, the word baku refers to the tapir as well as the magical beast.
Zeus, seated on a rock, gives birth to the god Dionysos from his thigh. Hermes stands by holding the royal sceptre of his father in one hand, and in his other, his own herald's wand. He is also shown with winged boots and petasos (traveller's cap).