Gr. Myth. the god who serves as herald and messenger of the other gods, generally pictured with winged shoes and hat, carrying a caduceus: he is also the god of science, commerce, eloquence, and cunning, and guide of departed souls to Hades: identified with the Roman Mercury
Origin of HermesClassical Latin from Classical Greek Herm?s
The god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft, who also served as messenger, scribe, and herald for the other gods.
OriginSee also: Hermès
From the Ancient Greek Ἑρμῆς (Hermēs), itself of unknown meaning and origin.