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Hermes (Mercury)'s Police Reports
Wanted for robbery. Apollo accused the infant Hermes of stealing his sacred cattle, and luring them to the cave where he and his mom lived. Case Status: Prosecution suspended when Hermes made ...
Perseus and Medusa
Wanted for accessory to the murder of Medusa. Hermes advised the mortal hero Perseus where to find Medusa, and he lent the hero his magical winged sandals to help him fly.Case Status: Pending.
The Murder of Argus
Wanted for the murder of the 100-eyed giant, Argus. Argus had been ordered by Hera to guard Io, Zeus's lover. Hermes lulled the giant to sleep with his music, chopped off his head, and then release...
The Trojan War
Wanted for helping to instigate the Trojan War. Zeus sent Hermes to ask if Paris, Prince of Troy, would be willing to judge which goddess – Athena, Hera, or Aphrodite – is the most beautiful. P...
For helping the mortal hero Odysseus return to Ithaca in the case of The Odyssey. Hermes warned Odysseus that the witch Circe would turn him and his men into animals and that he should eat a specia...
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