Hermes By:Bryce Shedrow and Austin Goddard

Facts about Hermes

  1. He was the patron of thieves and liars
  2. Hermes is fast and fit so that gave him the idea to race
  3. He kept Dionysus safe from Hera
  4. Hermes gave the hero Odysseus and his men a herb to make them human
  5. Hermes is a guide for the souls to take them to there new home, the Underworld
  6. Hermes killed the hundred eye Argus to free Lo
  7. He helped Perseus kill Medusa
  8. He invented the lyre and the flute
  9. He stole Apollo's sacred cattle the day he was born
  10. His roman name is Mercury


Lyre-A string instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquit

Snake-The snake, which periodically molts, or sheds its skin, is a symbol of healing, regeneration and renewal.

Tortoise-The tortoise is a symbol of good luck and a long life,wisdom and peace

Caduceus-The Caduceus symbolizes the spinal column, the central conduit for the Psychic Force, or nerve energy, which animates all the organs and members of the body.


  • commerce
  • Guide of souls to the underworld
  • Messenger of the gods
  • Speed and travel


His parents are Zeus and Maia.Zeus is the king of gods and the mountain Nymph Maia.Hermes has six children four sons and two daughters.The names of his children are Pan,Hermaphroditus,Tyche,Abderus,Autolycus,and Angelia.

What we have learned

We have learned a lot of things about Hermes and his family.He invented many things including many types of racing,the sport of boxing,alphabet and gymnastics.Hermes was the god of science and invention, but he is known best for the messenger of the gods.He is often pictured with his helmet and sandals.He is also a god to many things including commerce,thieves,travelers,sports,athletes,and boarder crossings,and worked as a guide to the Underworld.

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