– Hittite, seal,two headed eagle, Boğazköy, 1800 BC, Museum of Anatolian
– Mayan double headed dragon. Goal at ball game court Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza Mayan Riviera Yucatan Peninsula Mexico . Source http://www.athenasweb.com/1999/columns/Column112699.html
Detail of a brocaded double headed bird on a Maya textile A woven cloth from San Pedro Sacatepequez Guatemala
the double-headed eagle was known under a variety of names among ancient civilizations. The Hittites called it Teshup. In ancient India the bird was called Garuda. The Seliuk Turks referred to it as Hamca and among the Zuni it appeared as a highly conventionalized design, but still as a double-headed thunder bird, the Sikyatki.
Mushushu and Ningizzida neobabylonian 626 BC and ended in 539 BC
Some accounts suggest that the oldest known imagery of the caduceus have their roots in a Mesopotamian origin with the Sumerian god Ningishzida whose symbol, a staff with two snakes intertwined around it, dates back to 4000 B.C. to 3000 B.C.[Gary Lachman, “The Quest for Hermes Trismigestus”, 2011, Chapter 3, p. x.]
Libation Vase of the God Ningishzida
Neo-Sumerian era, around 2120 BC.
Telloh, Ancient Girsu
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The overall composition of this ritual vase
evokes the regenerative power of nature,
of which this god is the driving force.
In front of two winged reptiles,
demi-gods with their horned tiaras
are two upward spiraling serpents.
This is an image of vital power which is also
reminiscent of the Greek caduceus.