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    Hermes Deception

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    Hermes is perhaps one of the most skilled liars amongst the gods, even when he is a newborn. His skill at lying is best depicted in his interaction with the tortoise with his baneful words, “It is better to be at home, since the outdoors is harmful” (Hermes 25-60). Hermes, like Odysseus, tells a direct lie that is known to the audience. The audience knows something is up with the tortoise and Hermes; his gentle tone is far too sweet and kind to actually be true. Thus, when he reveals how he kills the tortoise inside his home and turns the tortoise into an instrument, the audience is not surprised. However, it is not until later that the result of Hermes’ lie is revealed. All that is known is that he now has an instrument. While music is generally thought of as a beautiful thing, it is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of power. However, in Hermes case, his lie gains him a powerful new instrument in music, something that can tempt others away from their better judgments. The temptation of the lyre is what tempts Apollo away from his anger and allows the trade, the lyre for the Caduceus (Hermes 409-580). To simplify, Hermes’ lie to the tortoise gives him the Caduceus, the symbol of his power as a herald, the herald of the gods to be specific, and which in turn makes him a god within the twelve Olympians. In essence, the god Hermes lies to become a god, which may not have happened…

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    Short Story About Hermes

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    “HERMES! TELL ME WHAT YOU DID WITH MY SWORD!” I was filled with rage as I stormed through the entrance of the central palace. As all the other gods and goddesses rolled their eyes, Hermes looked up at me with a calm expression despite my obvious anger, This only made me want to punch him in the face that much more. Yes, Hermes may have freed me from that horrible prison the other gods called a mere jar, but when he made that fake, innocent look I could have cared less. “Now Ares,” he said with…

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    The Messenger God Hermes is the messenger god who guides souls to the underworld of people who have passed. Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia, he has four children himself but is not married. His children's names are Pam and Hermaphroditos are his divine children, and his hero children are Autolykes and Aethalides. Hermes was born on Mt. Arkadia but when he showed promise of being a god Zeus gave him access to Mt. Olympus. Hermes is a Greek god that is very unique and interesting. Hermes…

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    Hermes

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    “All the Ares missions use Hermes to get to and from Mars. It’s really big and cost a lot so NASA only built one.” Pg 2. Hermes is the large spaceship used for the trip to Mars in the Ares 3 mission. It carries the Ares 3 crew from Earth to Mars’ orbit. “Hermes is powered by ion engines. They throw Argon out the back of the ship really fast to get a tiny amount of acceleration. The thing is, it doesn't take much reactant mass, so a little Argon (and a nuclear reactor to power things) let us…

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    larger than life strength and courage on his odyssey home to his family in Ithaca after the Trojan War. Perseus is a story about the demigod Perseus who goes on a journey, with the help of god Hermes and goddess Athena, in order to kill the Gorgon Medusa, proving himself and saving the woman he loves in the process. Odysseus and Perseus have many differences, such as their source of motivation and what they relied on to complete their journey, but they are still similar in that they both are…

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    decides he isn’t), the unknown man then leaves the bar, leaving Zeus more frustrated. The next day Michael and an army come to Olympus to force vacate the gods. Zeus tries to get Hermes to stall them, while he chains himself to the bar. Michael enters and wonders why they are still here, Zeus tries to use his lighting but he no longer has his powers (none of the gods have their powers anymore). Hermes then enters in saying that he quits and is now working for Michael and his employer. He then…

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    Athena, Goddess Of Wisdom

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    Athena, goddess of wisdom, was one of the only three Goddesses who would remain a virgin goddess, never marrying, nor falling to prey to love or the spells of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Romance is never featured in Athena’s mythology, and one could she say she’s the archetypal business woman. Now the way it all started for Athena, the manner in which she was born, was truly amazing. Zeus once laid with the woman Metis. However there was a prophecy that any child born from Metis would surpass…

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    the universe. Apollo was beloved and held many powers from being the Greek god of prophecy, music, academic quests, healing, outbreak of diseases and the sun. Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, love making and drunken partying in Greek mythology. He is a benefactor of the theater, drama and an and agricultural. Though Hades is one of the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus, he mostly resides in the underworld with his wife, Persephone while ruling dead. Hades is dreaded and loathed since he represents the…

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    containing many gods, they used these gods to explain things from how the world was created, to how man and animals were made, and even why they had Winter and Summer. The Greeks polytheistic pantheon contained thirteen Gods and Goddesses each controlling a different aspect of the Greeks world. The king of the gods was Zeus the god of sky, who was used to explains things like lighting during a storm. Then there was Zeus's wife Hera the goddess of fertility. Poseidon the God of the seas, or…

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    Prometheus Bound Quotes

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    of mine” (174). He continues to agonize over the job, while Might, the minion of Zeus prods him on, much like a slave-driver. Hephaestus believes Prometheus deserves none of the punishment he is receiving, however his belief is inconsequential. Later in the play Hermes comes to Prometheus by the command of Zeus. While he comes willingly and with pleasure, Prometheus sees through the manipulation of Zeus saying, “When I measure my misfortune against your slavery, I would not change" (211). Hermes…

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