Monday, October 25, 2010

HERMES - Greek God of the Month

greek god of the month: HERMES

hermes is familiar as the messenger god in Greek mythology. In a related capacity, he brought the dead to the Underworld in his role of "psychopompos". Zeus made his thieving son Hermes god of commerce. Hermes invented various devices, especially musical ones, and possibly fire. He is known as a helpful god.

definition of psychopompos :

psyche = soul, pompe = escort, procession, "who escorts the souls"

< death of sarpedon (a trojan ally, leader of the Lycians and son of Zeus, killed by the spear of Patroklos). Hermes psychopompos in the Middle with the twin brothers Thanatos and Hypnos (Death and Sleep) moving (Sarpedon) to Hades the world of the dead.

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