Hermes• Years alive: forever because gods don’t die.• Born: Almost 10,000 years ago in a cave on Mount Cylene in Arcudia.• Strengths: Clever, Bold, Determined, Athletic, Powerful imagician, and plays music.• Weaknesses: No major weakness besides seldom.• Real Name: Hermes Diaktoros
Facts About Hermes• Has no brothers or sister’s.• He is still alive because gods don’t die.• Hermes still sits on Mount Olympus• The fastest of the god’s.• The was the son on Zeus before he married Hera.• He also guides the souls of the Dead to Hades
Story Time The baby was born in the morning, in a cave on Mount Cyllene.Tired after the birth, his mother put him into the cradle, thenshe fell asleep. But the mischievous baby got out of the cradleand went as far as Pieria, where Apollos herds were grazing. Hestole them and drove them home, but he was clever enough tomake some of them walk backwards, so as to lose their tracks.On his way home, he also found a tortoise, that he killed andcleaned of its entrails, then took it with him. When he got home,he sacrificed two of the cows to the Olympian gods. The he tookthe intestines of the sacrificed cows and put them on the hollowshell of the tortoise, inventing the first lyre. It had nine chords, inhonour of the nine muses. He surely knew how to gain thefavours of the other gods!
Hermes is familiar as the messenger god in Greekmythology. Zeus made his thieving son Hermes god ofcommerce. Hermes invented various devices, especiallymusical ones, and possibly fire. Most of the God’s thinkis a helpful god. He wears winged sandals winged hatand carry’s a magic wand. Hermes, the messenger godon Mount Olympus, had a magic wand called aCaduceus, which was given to him by Apollo. TheCaduceus is a rod or staff framed by two intertwinedsnakes at the top of the staff are two wings.
One of his tasks was to guide the souls of the dead to theunderworld, thats why he was called pscychopomp. Hewas the one who took Eurydice back to Hades, afterOrpheus took her out. At the end of the Odyssey, he takesthe souls of the dead suitors to the underworld.The Greek god Hermes received the mission to save Zeuslover, Io, who has been transformed into a cow. Herawanted to have that cow and ordered Argus, thehundred-eyed giant, to keep an eye on her. But Hermesplayed a beautiful music, which made Argus fall asleep,then he
What Makes A Good Story• A good story has to have a start middle and a end. You need a purpose to because a story without a purpose is a bad story.
What Make Him Famous• The most famous of his loves were the Nymph Penlopeia (mother of Pan), and the maids Herse of Athens, and Khione of Phokis. The only metamorphosis story in this genre was the obscure tale of his love for Krokos (the crocus flower), echoing that of Apollon and Hyakinthos.
What Do These Story Teach Us?• They teach us that the Gods ruled and that you don’t wan to bug one of them!
Bibliography• Google• Robert• Theoi.com (both family trees from theoi)• firstname.lastname@example.org• Gods, heroes and Monsters By: Ellen Switzer• Ikariam(picture)• By: Liam
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