Our Greek God
Hermes is the god of shepherds, land, travel, merchants, weights , measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves.
Hermes Roman name is Mercury
The ancient Greeks thought that the planet Mercury (Hermes Roman name) was actually two planets; one that could be seen at dawn and the other at sun down. They called one Apollo (stepbrother) and the other Hermes.
Hermes Responsibilities/ Powers
Hermes was the messengers of the gods and guide of dead souls to the underworld. He aided the heroes Odysseus and perseus in their quests. Commerce, speed and travel.
Hermes is the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. Atlas is Hermes grandmother (Maia's mom) , Apollo and Artemis are Hermes siblings.
The Caduceus (his staff), the purse (or leather pouch), the Ram, the Petasus (his hat) and his winged sandals (most famous symbol).
~ He created the alphabet and the lyre (an instrument)
~ He invented sports, such as wrestling and racing
~ He was born in a cavern
~ He had a special interest for the sport gymnastics