Hermes' main role is as a messenger but he has many other functions as well. He is also known as Mercury (Roman) and Argeiphontes (Slayer of Argos). His attributes in iconography include the kerykeion (messenger's staff), winged boots, and petassos (cap).
Hermes and the infant Dionysos: Image
Praxiteles: temple of Hera, Olympia, ca 330 BC, US
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