Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia. He is Zeusís messenger. He is the fastest of the gods. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand. He is the god of thieves and god of commerce. He is the guide for the dead to go to the underworld. He invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy, weights and measures, boxing, gymnastics, and the care of olive trees.
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not to be detected, Hermes put shoes on their feet and brought them to Pylos, hiding the rest in a cave. He sacrificed two and returned to Cyllene. There he found a tortoise, and having strung its shell with chords made of the cattle he had sacrificed, he produced a lyre and invented a plectrum too. The golden wand, the Caduceus, is a staff of riches and wealth, which keeps Hermes safe from all harm.