Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia, a nymph. He was born in Arcadia, in a cave on Mount Cyllene. He is often portrayed in the clothes of a traveler or shepherd with a hat and staff. He typically also has wings on his sandals or cap. As the messenger god, Hermes was in charge of guiding the dead to the underworld.
Hermes is one of youngest of the Olympians, the major gods who lived on Mount Olympus. The other Olympians are Zeus, Hera, Ares, Aphrodite, Artemis, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo and Hephaestus.Learn more about Mythology