The son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the god of transitions. He moves between Olympus and the mundane world.
Invoked as a protector, his devotees included athletes, travelers, herdsmen and thieves. The conductor of souls to the after world, Hermes enjoyed the respect as a messenger and emissary of the gods.
Hermes' female admirers were many evidenced by scores of children. Some of his children became well-known: Pan, Eros, Cephalus, and Palaestra.
Devotees of God Hermes believe he is a teacher of secret wisdom which can be learned only through religious ecstasy. He also directs dreams to dreamers. He’s identified by his winged sandals, winged cap and his herald’s staff.
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