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CLCS 335 Lecture 10/6/08 Hermes  name means Herm  cairn  pile of rocks  used to mark a boundary  can be a warning  ithyphallic  straight/erect penis  erect penis demonstrates power and virility  God that is: constantly moving  of interchange/commerce  always in the middle  in anthropomorphic form represented as a traveler  winged sandals  staff (rabdos)  cattle prod  walking stick  has magical properties  can be used to hypnotize  has no permanent house on Olympus  Epithet  Hermes Epicthonius  Hermes "who dwells on earth"  Psychopompos  soul escort  brings souls into Hades with his rabdos messenger God  brings messages from Zeus down to earth and from earth back to Olympus  owns invisibility helmet (like Hades)  thief/trickster  son of Zeus and Maia  youngest son of Zeus 
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course CLCS 335 taught by Professor Keithdickson during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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