The god of messengers
By: Ryan Miller & Jared Florell
Hermes is the Greek god of messengers, he is the son of Zeus and Maia and was one of the fastest and most clever of the gods. It is said that he is a protector of travelers, herdsmen, and thieves, orators, poets, literature, athletics, sports, invention, and trade. Some symbols and objects that depict him would be sandals with wings, a winged hat, and a staff with entwined snakes. He is thought to have invented the lyre, the pipes, musical scale, astronomy, weights and measures, boxing, and gymnastics. Hermes also had offspring such as Pan, god of nature, Priapus, a minor fertility god, and Autolycus, the prince of theives
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Despite being a messenger god, Hermes also led lost souls into the underworld. According to myth, Hermes is also thought to have had children such as Pan, god of the, Priapus, a minor fertility god, and Autolycus, the prince of thieves. One of the places where Hermes was worshipped was Mount Cyllene in Arcadia, where the myth says he was born.