The ill-willed, a surname of Mercury. He had a statue in what was called the Vicus Sobrius, or the sober street, in which no shops were allowed to be kept, and milk was offered to him there instead of wine.
The statue of Mercury Malevolus carried a purse in its hand, to indicate his functions.1
- Festus, pp. 161, 297 (ed. Miller).
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.