Hermes, Greek Deity || Patron of travellers, merchants, thieves and rogues
Crimson they were.
Grazing upon the richest pastures
Of Mount Olympus
How tasty could they be?
I’d like to know.
But heavily guarded they were
Beloved by Phoebus Apollo.
Cunning mind I have
With Entrepreneurship in mind!
Talent for the heist.
A taste for this mighty bounty.
Lure a cow or fifty.
Cover my tracks by cobbling the shoes together
And let it be seen that the cows drifted―
Wandered on their own,
Just to be finally “free.”
If you do question me,
The particular reason for my actions,
Then easily divulge my secrets to others,
I may just turn you into stone.
Like I did with this old man Battus,
Who certainly didn't understand the terms and conditions
About clientele confidentiality.
Note: Fun facts are right below
Hi, I'm CyCy!
Thank you for reading. I truly appreciate it!
This poem/musical score came to me sporadically. Imagine just hearing random words and/or thoughts but you have no idea where they belong to. 🤦♀️ For the past weeks, I've been riddled with random words for this poem whenever I am working on something else.
Thankfully, I was finally able to piece it together and I am no longer cursed hearing random things in my head.
So, I presented to you: A poem about Hermes (also, one of my favourites). Hope you enjoyed it.
Who is Hermes?
Hermes holds a significant place as an Olympian deity in ancient Greek religion and mythology. He is revered as the divine messenger and herald of the gods. He also fulfills the role of a protector, watching over human heralds, travellers, thieves, merchants, and orators.
His winged sandals grant him the ability to effortlessly move between the mortal and divine worlds. Moreover, Hermes is recognized as the psychopomp, serving as a guide to lead souls into the afterlife.
Hermes, the herald and messenger of the gods, was a breath of fresh air on Mount Olympus. This friendly and likable young god became the patron not only of travellers and merchants but also of thieves and rogues.
Born to Zeus and Maia in a cave on Mount Cyllene, Hermes displayed incredible intelligence from the start. Within hours of birth, he had crafted the first lyre from a tortoise shell and taught himself to play.
His adventures began on the same day when he impulsively stole 50 cows from Apollo. With cunning and disguise, he outsmarted those who sought to catch him. One encounter led to the unfortunate transformation of an old man, Battus, into stone.
Hermes tried to hide his mischief from his mother, Maia. But she saw through his act and warned him of the gods' potential anger. Apollo eventually discovered the truth and accused Hermes of theft.
Zeus urged him to confess, and Hermes revealed the cows, having already divided the meat among the gods. He then humorously claimed himself as the twelfth god.
Thus, Hermes' mischievous yet clever nature delighted Zeus, and his escapades made him a beloved figure among the gods.
Shout out to one of my faves, Phoebus Apollo 🖤
Thanks for singing these poems, guiding me with composing music, and showing me different types of art.
A true bestie here. xo
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