Memorialize Your Loved One with a Caring Caduceus Urn
Though it's not a word that slips easily off the tongue, the caduceus is a symbol that has long come to represent medical help here in the West. With ancient roots tracing back thousands of years, the caduceus brings to mind all the women and men who have dedicated their lives to helping others recover and retain health and wellness. If your loved one invested their life in this way, a caring caduceus urn is the perfect choice for their memorial.
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An Ancient Sign
While some people connect the caduceus symbol to Old Testament Christianity, others trace its roots back to European mythology.
The Caduceus is a symbol of Hermes or Mercury in Greek and Roman mythology. Caduceus symbol is identified with thieves, merchants, and messengers, and Mercury is said to be a patron of thieves and outlaws, not a desirable protector of physicians. The symbol originated when Mercury once attempted to stop a fight between two snakes by throwing his rod at them, whereupon they twined themselves around the rod, and the symbol was born. The Rod of Asclepius belongs to Aesculapius, who was the revered Greek god of healing. (NCBI)
No matter the origins of this ancient symbol, it's universally recognized here in the present as a sign that help is on the way.
The caduceus has become such a universally recognized medical symbol that it's even imprinted on the back doors of ambulances. In addition to the sirens and flashing lights, the sign of the caduceus is a reminder to all that help is coming.
First responders such as EMT's rush to the aid of anyone in crisis, bringing professional, life-giving aid to those who might not survive without it. If your loved one was a first responder, a good way to commemorate their selfless acts of public service would be by choosing a caring caduceus urn as their memorial.
The medical field is already broad, and it's expected to grow by 16% over the next ten years.
- Paramedics and EMT's
- Massage therapists
- Counselors and psychologists
The list could go on. These medical professionals take care of the needs of our whole selves--body, soul, and spirit.
If your loved one dedicated their life to the wellbeing of others by working in the medical field, a good way to acknowledge that is with a caring caduceus urn.
In addition to mainstream medical interventions, many have turned to holistic and alternative medicines in order to stay healthy.
While some sense a shroud of mystery around holistic health practices, it's no mystery that those working in those fields genuinely care about the wellbeing of others. If that describes your loved one, a caring caduceus urn is the right choice for their memorial.
Bringers of Life
Obstetricians, midwives, and doulas labor to bring new life into this world safely.
At any time of the day or night, whenever someone goes into labor, they spring into action to help parents through the tender and nerve-wracking experience of bringing a baby into the world.
If your loved one worked in labor and delivery, or if they assisted births in any capacity, consider a caring caduceus urn to commemorate their time bringing life into the world.
No matter the reason behind the loss, it's hard to say goodbye to those we love. If your friend, family member, or loved one spent time in or around the medical field, or if caring for others was one of the main focal points of their lives, consider memorializing them with a caring caduceus urn.