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Hermes

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Hermes shows up in more myths than any other god... that might be because he travels so much! He is the god of travelers and thieves and is the messenger for Mt. Olympus. He also has the job of taking souls from their lives to the underworld and escorting them to the River Styx. His symbol is the caduceus, or the medical symbol you sometimes see, and winged shoes.

  1. 1. Who was the god of travelers and thieves?
    1. a. Hermes
    2. b. Hera
    3. c. Hades
  2. 2. What role did Hermes play on Mt. Olympus?
    1. a. Operator
    2. b. Ruler
    3. c. Messenger
  3. 3. Where did Hermes escort deceased souls?
    1. a. To the River Styx
    2. b. To Hades
    3. c. To Mt. Olympus