Rod of Asclepius vs the Caduceus
I had a lot of fun with this one. I started partly because this is a fact I keep throwing at people anyway, and also partly because I have been playing a lot of Odyssey lately =P It is fun to get to do some “proper” pencil drawings from time to time, in addition to my usual colorful cartoonish drawings. This was a fun challenge, because I decided I wanted to make them statue-like, and I have never done that before. It was strange to draw something that realistically looks like something that is supposed to look realistic, but in reality is.. not.. Hah xD
You could really take your pick of sources with this one, but I’m going to cite this :
Shetty A, Shetty S, Dsouza O. Medical Symbols in Practice: Myths vs Reality:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4190767/ (last accessed 20.02.2021)
because it tells me that even in the medical field, this is not wildly known, and that makes it even more fun to produce a FancyFact like this.
(You can also see the step by step sketches as a patron of Beyond the facts.)