|Title(s)|| God of Commerce, Thieves, Travelers, Shepherds, and Medicine|
|Parents||Zeus and Maia|
|Children||Pan, Abderus presumably|
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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.
All around Athens, people had erected giant statues of Hermes Phallus. It is said that when Hermes was a newborn babe, he stole some of Apollo's cattle. For punishment of this crime, Hermes gave Apollo his lyre (which Hermes had invented).
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.