Here are nine quick facts about Hermes, who was a messenger to the Greek and Roman gods. In Roman lore, he is referred to as Mercury.
1. Hermes is the patron of liars, thieves, gambling, treaties and travelers.
2. Hermes made the first lyre.
3. Hermes ushered the undead to the underworld.
4. Hermes is the God of herdsman.
5. Hermes created the greek alphabet, astronomy, cards and card games.
6. Hermes wore winged sandals.
7. Hermes was the messenger of the gods.
8. Hermes is known as Mercury in Roman Mythology.
9. Hermes is the one who gave Pandora her box.