Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Brant images. Of course, the image of the god in this illustration looks a good deal more respectable than the tricky Hermes of the ancient world. After all, as a consummate trickster, Hermes is really just getting his just deserts!
M0788 = Perry178. Source: De Furia 156. This is Perry 178. For another fable about nuts and their shells, see the story of the two boys, #966. See also the story of the sick man who tried to trick the gods, #903.