30 Days of Hermes: Suggestions

Day 30: Any suggestions for others just starting to learn about this deity? For my last post, I would like to include a list of links I have utilized over the course of these 30 days of devotional writing. Some I quoted directly and provided hyperlinks within the text itself, but here it is easier to find. I also would …

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30 Days of Hermes: Qualities, Art, Music and Poetry

****Because I will be gone away camping this weekend, I posted all three of the next day’s posts in one. Please enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! **** Day 19: What quality or qualities of this god do you most admire? What quality or qualities of them do you find the most troubling? The quick-thinking and friendly Hermes is an …

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30 Days of Hermes: Gender and Sexuality

Day 18: How does this deity stand in terms of gender and sexuality? (historical and/or UPG) 18. Powerfully quick, focused in pursuits, and long in distance…Hermes is the epidemy of masculinity. Pillared, phallic Hermai littered the countryside of ancient Hellenic realms. The four-sided Herm was more than a block of wood or stone…a head on top and penis placed just …

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30 Days of Hermes: Public Relations

Day 17: How does this deity relate to other gods and other pantheons? 17. As a trickster, Hermes tends to change with the ‘flavor’ of pantheon He chooses to manifest in. He traveled around the ancient world, a lot…and in each incarnation of Him, Hermes maintains this undercurrent of what Karl Kerényi explains as the ‘Hermes’ Idea’. From his classic, “Hermes: …

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30 Days of Hermes: Representing Cultural Values

Day 16: How do you think this deity represents the values of their pantheon and cultural origins? Whilst Hermes is so adaptable, He is originally from a time when Gods ruled the Multiverse. They were fallible with human qualities we could relate to, frightening and we were often victim to their whims. Of course Hermes can be all of these things: …

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30 Days of Hermes: Lore

Day 4: Favourite myth or myths of this Deity “Now when the Son of Zeus and Maia saw Apollo in a rage about his cattle, he snuggled down in his fragrant swaddling-clothes; and as wood-ash covers over the deep embers of tree-stumps, so Hermes cuddled himself up when he saw the Far-Shooter. He squeezed head and hands and feet together …

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