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).
Quotes about Hermes
- 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).
- Encyclopedic article on Hermes at Wikipedia