Hermes

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.

by Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

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.

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Family

Hermes is the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. Atlas is Hermes grandmother (Maia's mom) , Apollo and Artemis are Hermes siblings.

by: Emily Steers

Hermes Symbols

The Caduceus (his staff), the purse (or leather pouch), the Ram, the Petasus (his hat) and his winged sandals (most famous symbol).

Fun Facts!

~ 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

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Dude, thanks for getting me out of that urn. You're a life-saver! ~Ares

2 years ago
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You'd better not be doing anything I don't approve of. I will tell your mother.... - Zeus

2 years ago
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You forget my mail AGAIN hera

2 years ago
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Hello grandson -Hades

2 years ago
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Hey brother, lets catch up on things i need you to be my messenger.-Artemis

2 years ago
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Hi Hermes, you're names mercury, very nice!