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Hermes (Mercury)

Hermes (Mercury)

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Hermes (Mercury)

Hermes is the messenger of the gods and the guide to the dead, so he's a busy guy. If you manage to catch him on a coffee break, though, you should totally have a chat with him. He has traveled almost everywhere and has a ton of good stories to tell. You better watch your wallet, though. Hermes is easy to get along with in general, but (being the god of thieves) he's also known for finding sneaky ways of stealing anything that catches his eye.

Basic Information

NameHermes
NicknameMercury (to the Romans)
SexMale
BirthdayOn the day I stole Apollo's cattle and invented the lyre. I am awesome.
Current cityMount Olympus

Work & Education

OccupationMessenger of the Gods
Guide to the Underworld
God of Thieves and Trickery
God of Travelers
EducationHa! I'm amazing; I invented the lyre on the day I was born. What do I need with school?

Beliefs

Political viewsGo Zeus!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsZeus (dad), Maia (mom)
SiblingsMy dad has tons of children: Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Dionysus, Hebe, Athena, the Muses, Persephone, and more.
ChildrenPan, Hermaphroditos, Priapos, Lykos, Pherespondos, Pronomos, Eleusis, Autolycus
FriendsApollo
Zeus (well, he's more of a boss than a friend)

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Peitho, goddess of persuasion (We have an open relationship.)
Interested inFriendship
Dating

Favorites

Quotations"The person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief."
– Cat Stevens"

"Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected."
– Mohandas Gandhi

"Been caught stealing, once when I was five."
– Jane's Addiction
BooksOliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Household Tales by Brothers Grimm
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
The Odyssey (I taught Homer everything he knows)
The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas
Animal Farm by George Orwell
MusicThe Police, Message in a Bottle
LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem
The Marvelettes, Please Mr. Postman
Tom Petty, Free Fallin'
Bob Dylan, Like A Rolling Stone
Lady Gaga (I'm a monster)
Elvis Presley, Return to Sender
The Box Tops, The Letter
MoviesRobin Hood
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Sting
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Catch Me if You Can
Ocean's Thirteen
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
Fantastic Mr. Fox
TV ShowsAlias
Psych
The Riches

Activities & Interests

LikesStamps
Trains
Airplanes
Feasts
Secrets
Singing telegrams
The lyre
ActivitiesFlying through the sky to deliver messages
Playing incredibly ingenious tricks
Public speaking and debate
InterestsFlying
Pick pocketing
Traveling
Letter writing (it's a dying art)
GroupsGods of Olympus
I will go slightly out of my way to step on a crunchy looking leaf
Everything Can Be Answered With a Simpsons Quote
When I realised the word "bed" looks like a bed, my mind was blown.
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