Hermes The god of speed

My god's symbol is a pair of shoes with wings because he was the messenger of the gods and the god of speed.

He was especially concerned with the sheep and goats raised by his principal worshipers, the people of the Arcadia region in southern Greece.

Hermes was also a guide for souls to the underworld and for travelers. In addition, he was a protector of boundaries; a helper of heralds, speakers, traders, and thieves; and a bringer of good or unexpected luck.

Hermes was a son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Maia, a minor goddess. His only important myth tells how, on the day of his birth, he invented fire and the lyre and stole the cattle of the god Apollo.

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