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What is the bird of Hermes?

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The Bird of Hermes isn't anything, it's a metaphor Alucard uses to describe himself. Hermes, the messenger god in Greek mythology, represents Alucard himself, a servant to the Hellsing family. The second part, "eating my wings to make me tame," represents how Alucard must restrain himself due to being the Hellsings' servant.

[ In the sea without lees]

Standeth the bird of Hermes

Eating his wings variable

And maketh himself yet full stable

When all his feathers be from him gone

He standeth still here as a stone

Here is now both white and red

And all so the stone to quicken the dead

All and some without fable

Both hard and soft and malleable

Understand now well and right

And thank you God of this sight


The bird of Hermes is my name eating my wings to make me tame.

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