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  Hermes
Hermes, the herald of the Olympian gods, is the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia, daughter of Atlas and one of the Pleiades.
According to legend, Hermes was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia.
Hermes is usually depicted with a broad-brimmed hat or a winged cap, winged sandals and the heralds staff (kerykeion in Greek, or Caduceus in Latin).
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/hermes.html   (1035 words)

  
  Hermes - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Both in literature and cult Hermes was constantly associated with the protection of cattle and sheep; at Tanagra and elsewhere his title was Kpcoc60pos, the ram-bearer.
The trickery and cunning of Hermes is a Prominent theme in literature from Homer downwards, although it is very rarely recognized in official cult.
Hermes was a patron of music, like Apollo, and invented the cithara; he presided over the games, with Apollo and Heracles, and his statues were common in the stadia and gymnasia.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Hermes   (1663 words)

  
 Hermes - MSN Encarta
Hermes, in Greek mythology, messenger of the gods, the son of the god Zeus and of Maia, the daughter of the Titan Atlas.
Hermes was also the god of commerce, and the protector of traders and herds.
Hermes was represented in early Greek art as a mature, bearded man; in classical art he became an athletic youth, nude and beardless.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572158/Hermes.html   (230 words)

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