Thursday, 9 January 2014

Visualisation of Hermes

Written by Mathew Naismith

I’ve been visualising Hermes the son of Zeus from Greek mythology for over 24 hrs now which is obviously trying to relay something to me. This isn’t saying Hermes actually exists only that visualising such a mythical character from ancient Greek times without a knowable cause is worth noting.

Two links have been inserted bellow to give a better idea of what Hermes stands for, for those interested.  

Extract: Hermes (/ˈhɜrmiːz/; Greek : Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. 
He is second youngest of the Olympian gods.

Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods,[1] intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves,[2] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade.[3] In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and his main symbol is the herald's staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.[4]

Extract: Hermes, the herald of the Olympian gods, is the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia, daughter of Atlas and one of the Pleiades. Hermes is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, oratory, literature, athletics and thieves, and known for his cunning and shrewdness. Most importantly, he is the messenger of the gods. Besides that he was also a minor patron of poetry. He was worshiped throughout Greece -- especially in Arcadia -- and festivals in his honor were called Hermoea.

It is interesting to note that Hermes is of transitions, boundaries & most importantly he is the messenger of the God’s, you will notice also he is quite playfully devious so who knows what will occur this year.   

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