Definitions for talaria
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a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
The winged sandals worn by Hermes / Mercury
Origin: From talare
small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, -- chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury
Talaria are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes. They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird. The name is from the Latin talaria, neuter plural of talaris, "of the ankle".
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wings attached to the ankles or sandals of Mercury as the messenger of the gods.
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