[Coral-List] Origin of the term "Hermatypic"

David Wheeler davidwheeler at doctors.net.uk
Tue Jun 17 10:59:21 EDT 2008

To Chuck Booth

Stone herms were placed at the corners of streets in ancient Greek 
cities.  They were not necessarily statues of Hermes, Conductor of Souls 
but were of satyrs and  notably priapic.   Perhaps a fancied  similarity 
with coral bommies??

David Wheeler

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