Definition of Hermes


Hermes, in Greek Mythology, is the god of the inventors, thieves and travelers. It is the most turbulent of the gods. He watches with Hecate on the intersections, ready to accompany a soul and open the door of the domain of the dead. Sometimes in heaven and sometimes in earth, he serves as a link between worlds. He creates rites, invented the alphabet and a divination based on the jet ossicles.
Initially, he seems to have been a sex symbol or a spirit of fertility, rather than a god. One night, Zeus joins Maia, one of the Pleiades and consives Hermes. From birth, he performs feats. With a tortoise shell and casings heifer, he makes a lyre, put asleep his mother and go for a ride. Then he miraculously grows and enjoys stealing the herd of Apollo, Poseidon's trident, the sword of Ares and Aphrodite's belt.
With his round hat and winged sandals, he plays the messenger of the gods and Zeus appreciate him for his cunning and wit. Great seducer, we stop counting his adventures or his descendants. He honored mainly at intersections, where are prepared square pillars topped by four busts. His attribute is the rooster.

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