The son of Zeus and Maia, the messenger of the gods, and god of merchants, thieves, and oratory. He was portrayed as a herald equipped for travelling, with broad-brimmed hat, winged shoes, and a winged rod. Roman equivalent Mercury.
probably from Greek herma 'heap of stones': from early times he was represented by a carved stock or stone and was identified with Thoth.
Definition of Hermes in:
- The US English dictionary