What epithet of Hermes ultimately derives from his association with the Egyptian god Thoth (Page 270)
Who was implicated in the mutilation of the Herms? (Page 269)
What are Hermes' talaria? (Page 267)
a. his hat
b. his sandals
c. his herald's wand
d. his cloak
With what trickster god does Hermes have the most in common? (Page 267)
With what mountain is Hermes often associated? (Page 257)
What is the name of the youth loved by Salmacis? (Page 270)
Which of the following is not true of Hermes? (Page 267-270)
a. He protects thieves.
b. He is the god of undertakers.
c. He is the god of young boys.
d. He is the god of merchants.
What is the name of the numerous statues of the head of Hermes on a pillar, with male genitals? (Page 268)
In his role as Psychopompus, Hermes: (Page 267)
a. delivers the divine commands of his father Zeus
b. watches over the prosperity of a household
c. brings fertility to one's land
d. guides the souls of the dead into the Underworld
Why was Apollo upset with the infant Hermes? (Page 258)
a. Hermes insulted the oracle of Apollo.
b. Hermes tried to steal the lyre from him.
c. Apollo was jealous because Hermes played music better than he.
d. Hermes stole the cattle of Apollo.
What is the caduceus? (Page 267)
a. a staff topped with a pine cone and entwined with tendrils of ivy
b. the special winged sandals Hermes wears
c. the staff entwined with two snakes
d. the special hat Hermes wears as messenger
With which rustic region of Greece is Hermes most associated? (Page 257)
Who is the mother of Hermes? (Page 257)
c. one of the Muses
What instrument did Hermes invent and give to Apollo? (Page 258)
a. the lyre
b. the caduceus
c. winged sandals
d. the tripod for the Pythia of Apollo
Which is not a function or epithet of Hermes? (Page 267)
c. Messenger of the gods
d. God of Florists