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Hermes (Greek deity)


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    • Argeiphontes (Greek deity)
    • Гермес (Greek deity)
    • Хермес (Greek deity)
    • Khermes (Greek deity)
    • Ερμτ̔̈«”αδ·ς (Greek deity)
    • Ermēs (Greek deity)
    • Hermeso (Greek deity)
    • Heirméas (Greek deity)
    • 헤르메스 (Greek deity)
    • Herŭmesŭ (Greek deity)
    • הרמס (Greek deity)
    • Germes (Greek deity)
    • Herme (Greek deity)
    • Hermejs (Greek deity)
    • Hermis (Greek deity)
    • Hermész (Greek deity)
    • ヘルメース (Greek deity)
    • Hermesi (Greek deity)
    • 赫耳墨斯 (Greek deity)
    • He'ermosi (Greek deity)
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    • found: Hermes and Aphrodite encounters, 2004.
    • found: Vansittart, Peter. Hermes in Paris, 2000.
    • found: Vergados, Athanassios. The Homeric hymn to Hermes, 2013.
    • found: Britannica online, September 30, 2015(Hermes, Greek mythology. Alternative title: Argeiphontes; Hermes, Greek god, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia; often identified with the Roman Mercury and with Casmilus or Cadmilus, one of the Cabeiri) - http://www.britannica.com/topic/Hermes-Greek-mythology
    • found: Theoi Greek mythology website, September 30, 2015(Hermes was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology. He was also the personal agent and herald of Zeus, the king of the gods. Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth, or as an older bearded man) - http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Hermes.html
    • found: Encyclopedia of Greek mythology, via WWW, September 30, 2015(Hermes. Roman name Mercury. A prankster and inventive genius from birth, Hermes was the messenger of the gods and guide of dead souls to the Underworld. He aided the heroes Odysseus and Perseus in their quests. Hermes was the son Zeus and a mountain nymph) - http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/entries/hermes.html
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica, via WWW, September 30, 2015: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. Hermes is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves, and known for his cunning and shrewdness. Most importantly, he is the messenger of the gods. Besides that he was also a minor patron of poetry. He was worshiped throughout Greece--especially in Arcadia--and festivals in his honor were called Hermoea) Mercury (Mercury is god of trade and profit, merchants and travelers, but originally of the trade in corn. In later times he was equated with the Greek Hermes) - http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hermes.html - http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/mercury.html
    • found: Wikipedia, September 30, 2015(Hermes (Greek: ̕Ερμτ̔̈«”αδ·ς = Hermēs) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is the second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as an emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is the protector and patron of herdsmen, thieves, oratory and wit, literature and poetry, athletics and sports, invention and trade, roads, boundaries and travellers. In some myths, he is a trickster and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or for the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster, the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals and winged cap. His main symbol is the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff. In the Roman adaptation of the Greek pantheon (see interpretatio romana), Hermes is identified with the Roman god Mercury, who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce) Belarusian page (Гермес = Hermes) Bulgarian page (Хермес = Khermes) Greek page (Ερμτ̔̈«”αδ·ς = ErmЅes) Esperanto page (Hermeso) Irish page (HeirmЃeas) Korean page (헤르메스 = HerІumesІu) Italian page (Ermes) Hebrew page (הרמס = Hermes) Kazakh page (Гермес = Germes) Swahili page (Herme) Latvian page (Hermejs) Lithuanian page (Hermis) Hungarian page (HermЃesz) Japanese page (ヘルメース = HerumЅesu) Albanian page (Hermesi) Chinese page (赫耳墨斯 = He'ermosi)
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    • 2015-09-30: new
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