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Hermes (Mercury)

Profile

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

Name

Hermes

Nickname

Mercury (to the Romans)

Sex

Male

Current city

Mount Olympus

Work & Education

Occupation

Messenger of the Gods
Guide to the Underworld
God of Thieves and Trickery
God of Travelers

Education

Ha! I'm amazing; I invented the lyre on the day I was born. What do I need with school?

Beliefs

Political views

Go Zeus!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Zeus (dad), Maia (mom)

Siblings

My dad has tons of children: Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Dionysus, Hebe, Athena, the Muses, Persephone, and more.

Children

Pan, Hermaphroditos, Priapos, Lykos, Pherespondos, Pronomos, Eleusis, Autolycus

Friends

Apollo
Zeus (well, he's more of a boss than a friend)

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Peitho, goddess of persuasion (We have an open relationship.)

Interested in

Friendship
Dating

Favorites

TV Shows

Alias
Psych
The Riches

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

Books

Oliver 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

Music

The 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

Movies

Robin 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

Activities & Interests

Likes

Stamps
Trains
Airplanes
Feasts
Secrets
Singing telegrams
The lyre

Interests

Flying
Pick pocketing
Traveling
Letter writing (it's a dying art)

Groups

Gods 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.