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Hermes New

  1. 1. Hermes The Messenger God Charles Kim
  2. 2. Family Tree Atlas Maia Zeus Hermes
  3. 3. The Messenger God <ul><li>Known in Greek as Hermes </li></ul><ul><li>In Roman he was known as Mercury </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury was the closest planet to the sun, and also had the fastest rotation around the sun </li></ul><ul><li>Like his father Zeus, Hermes had many affairs with different women and had many children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Other Names and Epithets <ul><li>God of the Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>God of the Thieves </li></ul><ul><li>God of Oratory (wit) </li></ul><ul><li>Messenger God (along with Iris) </li></ul><ul><li>God of Speed </li></ul><ul><li>The helping God (helped many heroes with their difficult task </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other Names and Epithets cont <ul><li>God of animal husbandry </li></ul><ul><li>Guide of the dead </li></ul><ul><li>God of invention </li></ul><ul><li>God of Commerce in General </li></ul><ul><li>God of Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>God of Weights and Meausures </li></ul><ul><li>Hermes the Enforcer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Responsibilities and Roles <ul><li>Messenger God – Send messengers between Gods and Gods or Gods and people </li></ul><ul><li>Protect thieves </li></ul><ul><li>Said to have been the inventor of fire </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to the underworld </li></ul>
  7. 7. His Symbols –Crocus http://the-meaning-of-flowers.blogspot.com/2008/08/meaning-of-flowers-c.html <ul><li>Krokus was a mortal man who once played a game of discus with Hermes. In the game Hermes accidentally kills Krokus. In distraught Hermes transforms Krokus’ body into a flower. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strawberry Tree <ul><li>The Strawberry tree is considered a sacred tree. </li></ul><ul><li>It is believed that Hermes was born under these strawberry type trees in Mount Kyllini </li></ul>Scared: Strawberry Tree http://www.midvalleytrees.com/products.asp?cat=53&hierarchy=0
  9. 9. Scared Animals <ul><li>The first day he was born he invented the lyre using a tortoise shell </li></ul>http://ivorytortoise.com/price/description/african_spurred_tortoise.html
  10. 10. Cattle <ul><li>Hermes stole these animals from Apollo in a clever way </li></ul><ul><li>When Apollo found that his cattle was missing he was outraged but could not track who stole it </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually Hermes confessed, but when Apollo heard Hermes offered to exchange the lyre for his herd </li></ul>http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=478492
  11. 11. His Attributes-Hermes Winged Boots <ul><li>Hermes is always depicted with his winged boots </li></ul><ul><li>Hermes lent these boots of flight to Perseus to aid him in slaying Medusa </li></ul>Hermes’ Winged Boots www.hellenicsociety.org.uk
  12. 12. Cap of Hermes <ul><li>Hermes’ hat was said to grant the wearer invisibility </li></ul><ul><li>Hermes let Perseus borrow his helmet of invisibility to slay Medusa </li></ul>
  13. 13. Shepherd’s Pipe <ul><li>Hermes created the shepherd’s pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo heard the pipe and felt he too should have this pipe </li></ul><ul><li>He offered to trade in his rod for the pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Hermes thinking that his offer was not enough wanted more </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo agreed to these terms </li></ul>http://www.nma.gov.au/cook/images/collection/detail/247.jpg
  14. 14. Herald’s Rod of Hermes <ul><li>This golden rod may have been Apollo’s, Zeus may have given it to him when he appointed him as his official messenger </li></ul><ul><li>The wand was always carried with him </li></ul>http://www.geocities.com/medea19777/hermes.html
  15. 15. Blade of Hermes <ul><li>Hermes had a blade that he lent Perseus along with his cap of invisibility </li></ul><ul><li>Perseus used this sword to cut off Medusa’s head </li></ul>Perseus, with Hermes’ blade Source: http://ancienthistory.about.com Hermes Blade
  16. 16. Scared Places <ul><li>Mount Kyllini or Mount Cyllene because it was his birth place </li></ul><ul><li>2374 m (7789 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>He is said in most cases to have been born in a cave or under a strawberry tree </li></ul>www.territorioscuola.com
  17. 17. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Hermes was the youngest of all the Olympiads </li></ul><ul><li>Gave us the word hermeneutics, which means the “interpretation of literary texts </li></ul><ul><li>It possibly comes from ‘herma’ or a heap of stones from early times. He was represented by craved stock in stone. However it is possible this identification is the other way around. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bibliography <ul><li>Picture (drawing title page) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eydelman.elfwood.com/hermes.jpg.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/HermesTreasures.html#Rod </li></ul><ul><li>http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/monsters/ig/Medusa---Pictures-of-Medusa/Medusa.htm </li></ul>

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