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 Hermēs
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.