Hermes is an interesting character from Greek Mythology, most commonly described as the messenger of the Gods. Depicted naked expect for a cloak and sometimes a hat, he is often shown sporting a beard and a staff with twin entwined snakes.
Who was Hermes?
Hermes was among the twelve Olympian Gods and considered the God of traders, travelers, and athletes. He was the child of Maia and Zeus and was thought of as the herald of the Gods. Hermes was cunning and quick, with the ability to move freely between the divine and mortal worlds. This ability made him an intercessor between the divine and mortals and also a messenger of luck to the gods. Some Greek myths also portray Hermes as a trickster type character, in some way similar to the Norse God Loki.