Origin of HermesClassical Latin from Classical Greek Herm?s
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
The god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft, who also served as messenger, scribe, and herald for the other gods.
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- It is more probable that the Olympian Hermes represents the fusion of several distinct deities.
- The figure of Hermes in Greek Art, fig.
- When he came near the tombs, he drew some water with which he washed the gravestones, afterwards anointing them with perfume; he then sacrificed the bull on the altar calling upon Zeus Chthonios and Hermes Psychopompos, and inviting them in company with the heroes to the festival of blood.
- It must, in fact, be remembered that men make their gods after their own likeness; and, whatever his origin, Hermes in particular was endowed with many of the qualities and habits of the Greek race.
- On the Propertii see Mommsen in Hermes, iv.