Roman name: Mercury
Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
Hermes was Zeus'
youngest son. Hermes mother was Maia.
Zeus liked having his son Hermes around, even
as a baby. Hermes was always full of fun. He was very
bright. He had great ideas. He was a natural athlete. He had a
mischievous grin. He seemed to be able to talk others into just
and humans liked and trusted Hermes. Their trust was well placed.
Hermes could keep a secret. Zeus decided to make him the messenger and
maker of the gods. That would put Hermes in the midst of
things all the time, and it would make sure that Hermes was
Between fixing problems and carrying
messages, Hermes was part of many a myth. He knew just about
everything going on in the mythical world. But he never told what he
knew to hurt anyone. Hermes had a true warmth. He wanted to solve
things in a way that would work out best for everyone. The gods
trusted him. That was important. He could never have fixed all the problems
he fixed without trust.
grew older, he became better and better at what he did, until he was
the best deal maker in the world.
Hermes & Apollo (cartoon powerpoint)