|Title(s)|| God of Commerce, Thieves, Travelersand Shepherds|
|Parents||Zeus and Maia|
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Hermes is the messenger of Zeus and the god of commerce/trade, lies, thieves, medicine, and is a minor god of music and prophecy. Hermes is also the god of travelers and shepherds. He is the son of Zeus and Maia. He is also a psychopomp, meaning he leads the souls of the dead to the Underworld, ruled by his uncle.
Giant statues of Hermes Phallus were erected all around Athens.
His Roman counterpart is the god Mercury.
In Homer's Odyssey, Hermes intervenes at certain times, and the words he says always are in the form of a poem.
- Autolycus (m. Amphithea)
- Cephalus (m. Procris) (Mortal)
In Popular CultureEdit
- Hermes appears on the animated series Class of the Titans' first episode, entitled Chaos 101.