In the grotto of Killena Mountain in Arcadia, the son of Zeus and was bornMaya, god Hermes, messenger of the gods. With the speed of thought, he is transported from Olympus to the farthest edge of the world in his winged sandals, with a caduceus rod in his hands. Hermes guards the paths, and dedicated to him Hermes can be seen placed at roads, intersections and at the entrances to houses everywhere in ancient Greece. He patronizes travelers on a journey during their lifetime, he also leads the souls of the dead on their last journey - to the sad kingdom of Hades. With his magic wand, he closes people's eyes and puts them to sleep. Hermes is the patron god of paths and travelers and the god of trade relations and trade. He makes a profit in trade and sends people wealth. Hermes invented measures, numbers, and the alphabet, he taught all this to people. He is also the god of eloquence, at the same time - resourcefulness and deception. No one can surpass him in dexterity, cunning, and even in theft, since he is an unusually clever thief. It was he who once stole Zeus's scepter as a joke, from Poseidon has a trident, Apollo has golden arrows and a bow, and Ares is a sword.