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Hermes Roman: Mercury God of messengers Messenger of Zeus Caduceus – messenger staff with two entwining snakes Winged sandals and hat Name goes back to original way of worship o Herm – pile of stones left on road for travelers Takes the souls of the dead to the underworld (Hermes Psychopompus) Associated with thievery, gambling, trickery Birth o Mother is a nymph, father is Zeus o Shortly after birth he crawls out of his cave home, accidently kills a turtle and turns shell in the first lyre o Gets hungry and comes to the place of Apollo’s cattle and steals 50 by driving them backwards to create confusing tracks while wearing big sandals o Runs into an old man and tells him that if anyone asks, don’t say anything o Kills 2 of the cows for sacrifice and makes fire by rubbing 2 sticks together (1 st time technique used), makes the sacrifice without eating any himself o Goes back home o Apollo sees missing cattle, follows tracks, talks to man, eventually tracks
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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