Hermes Facts

10 Hermes Facts: Hades Guide and a Polyglot

Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia. He was the god of many things including being the patron of travellers, merchants, thieves, the god of  literature, and athletics. But most importantly he was the messenger god. In this capacity he was often running errands for Zeus. He was said …

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Hermes Myth

12 Hermes Myths and Stories

Hermes, the trickster god. A master of persuasion and all round Olympic athlete. There are countless myths involving this interesting character. Be it his famed ability to play the lyre, his protectiveness of fellow travellers or his practical jokes played on the other gods. Hermes finds himself the centre of …

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Why is Hermes Important

Why is Hermes Important?

The Twelve Gods of Olympus (the Olympians) were the ruling gods in Ancient Greek mythology, each with distinct and influential personalities, but why is Hermes particularly important? From sending messages to conning gods, Hermes has always been an incredibly significant background player in Olympian myth. He’s the messenger god, but …

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Why Did Hermes Kill Argus

Why Did Hermes Kill Argus?

The Olympian gods Hermes was often called upon in the service of his father Zeus. Hermes was the messenger god and the god of trade, but also helped Zeus with more obscure problems. Thus we come to the Hermes and Argus and the eventually killing of this monster. Hermes killed …

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