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

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[edit]

  • 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 links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Hermes on Wikipedia