|1920s French, God Hermes with winged helmet and trumpet. Signed F Dalbiac. |
Hermes also known by the Romans as Mercury. He is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves. He is known for his cunning and shrewdness and most importantly, being the messenger of the gods. He was worshiped throughout Greece and festivals in his honour were called Hermoea.