Also known as the Roman god Mercury
Hermes is the god of thieves, animals husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, astrology.
Hermes had 4 main symbols. His symbols were Caduceus, Winged Sandals, a Lyre, and a Winged Helmet
Hermes parents are Zeus, the god of lightning, and Maia, the the leader of a group of nymphs called "The Pleiades".
Hermes has superhuman-like properties such as super speed and super strength. Hermes has the ability to automatically heal any wound that he sustains. He is the fastest out of all the gods. He can run on land at supersonic speeds which is 770mph at sea level. He can run 186,000 miles per second which is slightly slower than the speed of light.
Hermes siblings were Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hercules, Helen of Troy, Hepaestus, Perseus, Minos, The Muses, and the The Graces.
Some fun facts about Hermes is that he can lift up to 135 tons optimally. He is also the guide to the underworld. He is the fastest out of all the gods. Hermes was born on Mount Kyllini in Arcadia. There was a festival dedicated to him called Hermaea.
This was a video taken of the statue of Hermes
If u want to learn more about some of the background story of Hermes, check out this video on youtube by typing in " Greek Gods: Hermes" or view it by finding my tackk.
Winged Sandals http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/18000/18063/wingedsanda…
Winged Helmet http://mythology.wikia.com/wiki/Winged_Helmet
Hermes heavy lifting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(mythology)
Hermes Winged Helmet and Winged Sandals http://marvel.wikia.com/Hermes_Diaktoros_(Earth-61...
Hermes fast flying http://www.greek-mythology-pantheon.com/hermes-mer...