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« Reply #15: October 16, 2007, 06:37:25 am »

More specifically, two snakes, I believe.

Yup. And here are a couple of pictures of a similar staff, carried by the goddess Iris (You kinda have to look closely, but the third is the one that looks most like the "broken figure 8":

http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/P21.7.html
http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/P21.6B.html
http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/P21.2.html
http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/P21.4.html
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« Reply #16: October 16, 2007, 08:14:36 am »

Yup. And here are a couple of pictures of a similar staff, carried by the goddess Iris (You kinda have to look closely, but the third is the one that looks most like the "broken figure 8":

http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/P21.6B.html

See, I'm not crazy. It is called a Herald's Staff.
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« Reply #17: October 16, 2007, 07:30:38 pm »

See, I'm not crazy. It is called a Herald's Staff.

I don't think anyone was denying the concept of a herald's staff or its use in antiquity. But it's not the same as the modern moon-and-crown(or horns) in any depiction I've seen, actual or image.. The former is open (like an "o") on the bottom, the latter has a solid disc.

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