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5 Fast Facts About the Olympian God, Hermes

Hermes is one of the 12 gods who live on Mount Olympus and ruled over parts of the mortal world. Let's delve into the role of Hermes in Greek mythology

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Terracotta – head from a figure of the great god of Odessos. Varna – c.

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Late Hellenistic to early Roman Empire, ca. Pottery statue of Cupid (his Greek counterpart was Eros) standing contraposto upon an integral base, wings spread behind him, small cherub to his right.

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Statue of the Egyptian god ANUBIS; showing the attributes of the Greek god HERMES, with whom he was identified, combining Greek and Egyptian mythology as HERMANUBIS). In the VATICAN Museums, VATICAN City

In classical mythology, Hermanubis was a god who combined Hermes ( Greek mythology) with Anubis ( Egyptian mythology). Hermes and Anubis's similar responsibilities (they were both conductors of souls) led to the god Hermanubis.

Bronze Statue of "Hermes Seated on a Rock" - Roman period 2th century AD, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Bronze Statue of "Hermes Seated on a Rock" - Roman period century AD, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Hermes seated on Ram - from collection Poniatowski, London

Intaglio… Hermes seated on Ram - from collection Poniatowski, London

Relief sculpture of Hermes with a ram sited on the side of the road of the Curetes in the ancient ruined city of Ephesus, Turkey

Relief sculpture of Hermes with a ram sited on the side of the road of the Curetes in the ancient ruined city of Ephesus, Turkey

marble type of "Seated Hermes" - Roman copy after work of by Lysippos. the bronze Seated Hermes, found at the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum in 1758, at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples

"Seated Hermes" -- Roman -- Bronze -- Excavated at the 'Villa of the Papyri' in -- Belonging to the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Statue of Hermes  - at the Antalya museum, Turkey

Statue of Hermes - at the Antalya museum, Turkey

Tintinnum with polyphallic Mercury (Greek Hermes) - In ancient Rome,Tintinnabulum (often Tintinnum) was a wind chime or assemblage of bells, about 1st century AD,   Naples Archaeologicmuseum

Tintinnabulum (Ancient Rome) wind chime or assemblage of bells. Often took the form of a bronze phallic figure or fascinum, a magico-religous phallus thought to ward off the evil eye and bring good fortune and prosperity.

Terracotta Hermes figure - youth appears to be shown as victorious athlete, from Myrina, 1st century BC, at at the British Museum

Terracotta Hermes figure - youth appears to be shown as victorious athlete, from Myrina, century BC, at at the British Museum