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Unformatted text preview: • A marvellous craftsman, he oversees Cyclopes • A comic figure among the Olympians • Married to Aphrodite PIC = Dionysus and Hephaistos, 550 BC PIC = Hephaistos in his Wheelchair PIC = Temply of Hephaisteion, Athens Hermes (Mercury) • Zeus and Maia (nymph) (daughter of Atlas) • Maia lives in an obscure cave far from Olympus. • Messenger of the gods (caduceus and traveller’s hat) • Boundary crosser • Psychopomp: conducts souls of dead to Underworld • Argeiphontes • A trickster, resourceful, inventor, liar, thief • Patron of messengers, travelers, orators, merchants Hermes • Hermes • Hermes and Sarpedon (ca 515 BC) • Homeric Hymn to Hermes • Hermes establishes himself as an Olympian. • ( Question on test) Compare Hermes with Prometheus. – Genealogy = parents – Punishment – Zeus = relationship to Zeus, role that he plays – Results = end results • Compare Hermes with his older brother Apollo...
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course CLASSICS 2200 taught by Professor Sharp during the Winter '10 term at UWO.
- Winter '10