Hermes: Greek God Of The Roads

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Hermes: Greek God of the Roads Have you ever seen the movie The Lightning Thief? If so, you have seen the Greek God Hermes. Hermes is made up of many different characteristics that make him unique. First of all, he is the fastest of all Greek Gods and Goddesses. He also is a very intelligent God because of what he did when he was born. Hermes is probably the only God that is a thief and people still worship him for the great things he does. Since Hermes is the fastest of all Greek Gods, Zeus appointed him the messenger of the Gods. Hermes is also the God of athletics and thieves. How did this God come to be? Hermes was born in a cave on Mt. Cyclene in Arcadia. He is the son of Zeus and Maia. Zeus is basically the God of all Gods. He rules Mt. Olympus and is the God of the sky and also the God of thunder. Maia however, was also born on Mt. Cyclene in Arcadia. It is said that Zeus came upon her in the middle of the night and that was when Hermes was conceived. The interesting part of it all is the fact that Hermes was born the day after he was conceived (Regula). Hermes has a long line of family member as well. He has a half brother Apollo who is the God of music, poetry, dance, intellectual, and hunters. He is the God of many other things as well. Although nobody knows all of Hermes’ lovers, he has had quite a few in the past. From his many lovers, came many kids. His daughters include: Angelia, Eleusis, Oreiades, and Palaistra, but he has more. The sons of Hermes include: Pan, Panes, Priapos, Hermaphroditus, and Satyro but he has more sons as well. His son Hermaphroditus is the son of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love (Mandelbaum). There are a few myths that have to do with Hermes. All of these myths are connected to basically make one major story about Hermes. One story is the story of how Hermes stole Apollo’s cattle. A few hours after being born, Hermes

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