Hermes

هرمِس

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Hermes Definition

An Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. (Wikipedia) - Hermes This is the latest accepted revision, accepted on 11 October 2014. For other uses, see Hermes (disambiguation). Hermes Symbol Consort Parents Siblings Children Roman equivalent
Messenger of the gods God of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld
Hermes Ingenui (Vatican Museums). Roman copy of the 2nd century BC after a Greek original of the 5th century BC. Hermes wears his usual attributes: kerykeion, kithara, petasus (round hat), traveller''s cloak and winged temples.
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Hermes (/ˈhɜrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods.

Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and his main symbol is the herald''s staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.

In the Roman adaptation of the Greek pantheon (see interpretatio romana), Hermes is identified with the Roman god Mercury, who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce.

Contents
  • 1 Etymology
  • 2 Mythology
    • 2.1 Early Greek sources
    • 2.2 Hellenistic Greek sources
  • 3 Epithets of Hermes
    • 3.1 Kriophoros
    • 3.2 Argeiphontes
    • 3.3 Messenger and guide
    • 3.4 Trade
    • 3.5 Additional
  • 4 Worship and cult
    • 4.1 Temples
    • 4.2 Festival
  • 5 Hermai/Herms
  • 6 Hermes''s possible offspring
    • 6.1 Pan
    • 6.2 Priapus
    • 6.3 Autolycus
  • 7 Extended list of Hermes''s lovers and children
  • 8 Genealogy of the Olympians in Greek mythology
  • 9 Art and iconography
  • 10 In other religions
  • 11 Modern psychological interpretation
    • 11.1 The trickster
  • 12 Hermes in popular culture
  • 13 See also
  • 14 References
  • 15 External links

Etymology

The earliest form of the name Hermes is the Mycenaean Greek

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