Greek Messenger God
Family of Origin: Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia who is one of the Pleiades.
Roman Equivalent: Mercury is the Roman name for the Greek deity Hermes.
Attributes: Hermes is sometimes young and sometimes bearded. He wears a hat, winged sandals, and short cloak. Hermes has a tortoise-shell lyre and staff of a shepherd.
Powers: Hermes is called Psychopompos (Herdsman of the dead or guider of souls), messenger, bringer of dreams, thief, trickster. Hermes is a god of commerce and music. Hermes is the messenger or Herald of the gods and was known for his cunning and as a thief from the day of his birth. Hermes is the father of Pan and Autolycus.
Latin teacher: "blah, blah, Hermes, the messenger god, blah, blah etc."
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