The Greek Pantheon was ruled by a council of great gods known as the Olympians, namely Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athene, Hephaistos, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysos, and sometimes Hestia. This is piece is in their honor.
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Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. Hermes is identified with the Roman god, Mercury. The image used here is pulled from a 19th century illustration and edited (Manual of Mythology, by Alexander S. Murray; Revised Edition, Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 1895).
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Demeter was the great Olympian Goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread. She also presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults in the Ancient World, which promised its followers the path to a blessed afterlife. Demeter was depicted as a mother, often crowned and holding sheafs of wheat and/or a torch. She was known as Ceres to the Romans.
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