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The Twelve Olympians

Hermes

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Hermes is the messenger of the gods and the guide to the underworld.  From birth he was an ingenious joker who aided Theseus and Perseus on their quests.  Hermes is the son of Zeus and a Nymph of the mountains.  On his very first day of birth he created the lyre from a tortoise shell which he strung with sinews to create the first lyre.  His main symbols of recogition is his staff and winged sandals.