Fact 2: The names of his parents were Maia and Zeus
Fact 3: He was one of the 12 Olympian gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus
Fact 4: He was father of Pan, Autolycus, Daphne, Myrtelius, Priapus, Silenus and Hermaphroditus
Fact 5: Hermes was the only god who was authorized to visit Heaven, Earth and the Underworld.
Fact 6: His caduceus (a staff entwined by snakes) helped Hermes charm the gods and gain access to all locations
Fact 7: He was often depicted ready for travel and often wore a flat hat called a petasus
Fact 8: He was also the god of athletes and is given credit for inventing boxing and racing.
Fact 9: Hermaphroditus was an immortal son of Aphrodite and Hermes. Hermaphroditus was changed into an inter-sex person when the gods granted the wish of the nymph Salmacis that they never separate.
Fact 10: The goddess of luck, Tyche, or Fortuna, was also said to be the daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite.
Fact 11: The god was precocious child who invented the lyre, using the shell of a tortoise and rustled the immortal cattle of Apollo on the day of his birth
Fact 12: He was usually portrayed wearing a broad brimmed hat worn by traveler or a winged cap which was called a petasus. He also wore winged sandals called talaria.
Fact 13: Statues of the god stood at stadiums and gymnasiums throughout Ancient Greece
Fact 14: When people died, the Greeks thought that it was Hermes who guided their souls to the Underworld.
Fact 15: He was chosen as messenger of the gods not only for his speed but also because of his ability as a good talker, and so would be able to deliver messages well.
Fact 16: Pan the god of goatherds and the tribe of goat-footed Panes were companions of Hermes
Fact 17: Hermes rescued Io who was a lover of Zeus from the hundred-eyed giant Argos called Panoptes - refer to the Story of Io.
Fact 18: He was chosen as messenger of the gods not only for his speed but also because of his ability as a good talker, and so would be able to deliver messages well.
Pan the god of goatherds and the tribe of goat-footed Panes were companions of Hermes
Hermes rescued Io who was a lover of Zeus from the hundred-eyed giant Argos called Panoptes.