Hermes

The Messenger of the God's

The Beginning

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  • Hermes was born on the mountain Cyllene unexpectedly
  • On the first day Maia (mother) decided to take a nap, then Hermes escaped the mountain
  • Now his personality is revealed as he creates Lyre and steals Cattle from Apollo
  • His father Zeus recognizes his skills and assigns him the task of the messenger

His Outfit

Relativity to Birth

Background

  • Most appearing god in Greek Mythology throughout all stories
  • Took the dead to the underworld (psychopomp)
  • Was the messenger to all gods
  • Hermes is the god of shepherds, merchants, literature, athletics and thieves
  • Responsible for bringing dreams to mortals
  • Brilliant thief and inventor

Quests

  • Hermes frequently lends aid to heroes. For example, he joined Athena in helping Perseus, and gave a sword to the young Heracles.
  • Hermes often sends a message or an object, especially for Zeus.

Works Cited

Hansen, William. "Hermes." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.


Leadbutter, Ron. "Hermes." Hermes. MMIX Encyclopedia Mythica, 3 Mar. 1997. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.


"Hermes, in Greek Religion and Mythology." Columbia.edu. Columbia University Press, 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.


Hamilton, Edith, and Steele Savage. Mythology. Boston: Little, Brown, 1942. Print.