I made a softie inspired by an illustration from a 1963 textbook I have! He's super wonky but cute. The illustration itself is from the 16th century. The caption says it "depicts a creature supposedly representing the 'essence of mercury.'"
The symbols on the "beasts three arms represent the alchemical symbols for silver, gold and mercury, and below them is the head of a bearded alchemist."
I think I will name him Phineas.