King of Wands

Recently whilst visiting Italy I was fortunate to see the marble "pavement" of Hermes Trismegistus in the Siena Cathedral. When I pulled the King of Wands to paint, he immediately came to mind. Hermes Trismegistes (thrice great) is the combination of the Greek God of communication and the Egyptian God of wisdom as well as believed to be a contemporary of Abraham who penned the Corpus Hermetica - a collection of brilliant writings on philosophy, alchemy, magic and astrology.

The King of Wands is a master of enlightenment, one who inspires others and creates magic.