Hermes - 2/25 Hermes Trickster, god of thieves; Autolykos...

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2/25 Hermes Trickster, god of thieves; Autolykos herma - pile of stones used to mark a path/boundary Herm - phallic pillar, popular in Greece to have as a lawn ornament Marking boundaries and crossing them Namely, between gods and humans Zeus approved, rather than prometheus' method Psychopomp Psycho - Soul pomp - Escort God who escorts souls to the underworld Caduceus A wand, similar to herald's wand Idea is that carriers of these wands were untouchable Moral rule to leave wand bearers alone Messenger god - intermediary between gods and mortals Homeric Hymn to Hermes Late 6th century (5th century BCE-- prof) - latest of the Homeric Hymns Hermes gets honors through theft and exchange Hermes is a god of stealing, but also merchants Merchants are not trustworthy Sales are always 'for profit' --> Deception Birth in Arcadia, the cave in Kyllene "Boonies of Greece" (Prof) Born from secret romance of Zeus and Maia "A child of many turns" ( polytropos ); stolen epithet P. 188, lines 14-15 Term used to describe Odysseus in the odyssey
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Hermes - 2/25 Hermes Trickster, god of thieves; Autolykos...

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