Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is the god of trade, heralds, merchants, commerce, roads, thieves, trickery, sports, travelers, and athletes in Ancient Greek religion and mythology; the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, he was the second youngest of the Olympian gods (Dionysus being the youngest).

Hermes Fastening his Sandal, early Imperial Roman marble copy of a Lysippan bronze (Louvre Museum)

Quotes about HermesEdit

  • Many etymologies have been proposed for the name Hermes. Some suggest a connection with the Vedic Sarameyas derived from Sarama.
    • Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, quoted in S. Talageri, The Rigveda (2000).

External linksEdit

  •   Encyclopedic article on Hermes at Wikipedia