Hermes Olympian Pendant
The messenger god Hermes is portrayed on this coin-style pendant. The front side shows the god's head. The reverse side has a a herd animal, one of the symbols of Hermes.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbols of Hermes: Caduceus, Cattle
Attributes of Hermes: Trickery, Swiftness
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Hermes, known to the Romans as Mercury, was the Greek God of transitions and boundaries. He was quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the moral and divine as an emissary and messenger of the gods, and as a conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is the protector and patron of herdsmen, thieves, oratory and wit, literature and poetry, athletics and sports, invention and trade, roads, boundaries, and travelers. He had several characteristic objects including a wide-brimmed hat adorned with a pair of small wings, a caduceus, sandals made of palm and myrtle branches, a purse or bag in his hands, and robe or cloak which had the power to confer invisibility.
Hermes's role as a messenger between realms and as a guide to the underworld may be viewed as him being the mediator between the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind, and a guide for inner journeys.