Name Hermes (Mercury)
|Main Character||[Mal Xustos]|
|Specialized Equipment||Hermes has access to a variety of extremely advanced pieces of technology. His personal starship moves much faster than anything any known races has access to. He wears a device that allows him to move incredibly fast, both in terms of reflexes and in terms of actual running speed. It is unclear whether he actually runs or is propelled by other means but when he moves this way he, he moves at such speed that he is perceived as a blur. Considering his origins, he could have access to just about anything. However, because of his circumstances, he only has what he can fit in his ship, which is about the size of a very comfortable yacht.|
|Spouse/Significant Other||Lyra, though technically still married to Peitho, goddess of persuasion|
|Children||"Divine" Offspring (We could potentially encounter one or more of these 'deities'):
PAN (Satyr, God of Shepherds)
ANGELIA (Goddess of Messages)
ELEUSIS (The goddess of the Eleusinian Mysteries)
HERMAPHRODITOS (Hermaphroditic Daemon, later transformed into the Naiad Salmakis, who is half-man, half-woman)
PALAISTRA (Goddess of Wrestling)
Mortal Offspring (All deceased):
ABDEROS (Abderus) A prince of Opous in Lokris (central Greece) who was loved by Herakles. He was a son of Hermes.
AITHALIDES (Aethalides) A lord of Phthiotis (in northern Greece) who joined the expedition of the Argonauts. He was a son of Hermes and Eupolemeia.
ARABOS (Arabus) The first king of Arabia (in West Asia). He was a son of Hermes and Thronia.
AUTOLYKOS (Autolycus) A thievish prince of Phokis (in central Greece), the son of Hermes and Khione.
BOUNOS (Bunus) A king of Korinthos (in southern Greece), and son of Hermes and Alkidameia.
DAPHNIS A bard of Sikelia (Sicily) who invented pastoral or bucolic poetry. He was the son of Hermes and a Sikelian Nymphe.
EKHION (Echion) A lord of Alope in Malis (northern Greece) who joined the expedition of the Argonauts. He was a son of Hermes and Antianeira.
ELEUSIS A king and eponym of the town of Eleusis (in Attika, southern Greece). He was a son of Hermes and Daeira (according to others, he was a she, a minor goddess of Eleusinian Mysteries].
EUANDROS (Evander) A man of Arkadia (in southern Greece) who emigrated to Latium (in Italia) and founded the city of Pallantium. He was a son of Hermes and the Naiad Karmentis.
EUDOROS (Eudorus) A lord of Phthiotis (in northern Greece) who commanded a troop of Myrmidones in the Trojan War. He was a son of Hermes and Polymele.
EURESTOS (Eurestus) A son of Hermes and Aptale.
EURYTOS (Eurytus) A lord of Alope in Malis (northern Greece) who joined the expedition of the Argonauts. He was a son of Hermes and Antianeira.
KAIKOS (Caecus) A lord of Teuthrania (in Asia Minor) after whom the main river of the kingdom was named. He was a son of Hermes and the Naias Nymphe Okyrrhoe.
KEPHALOS (Cephalus) A lord and hunter of Attika (in southern Greece). He was a son of Hermes and Herse (aka Kreusa).
KERYX (Ceryx) A lord of Attika (in southern Greece) who supported the Eleusinians in their war with Athens. He was a son of Hermes and Agraulos (or, according to others, of the Thrakian King Eumolpos), and the first Herald of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
KYDON (Cydon) A lord of Kydonia in Krete (in the Greek Aegean), a son of Hermes and the Kretan princess Akalle.
LIBYS A king of Libya (in North Africa), son of Hermes and the (Argive?) princess Libya.
MYRTILOS (Myrtilus) The herald and charioteer of King Oinomaos of Pisa (in Elis, southern Greece). He was a son of Hermes and Theoboula.
NORAX A prince of Iberia (in Spain) who led his people to colonise the island of Sardinia (near Italy). He was a son of Hermes and Erytheia.
ORION A giant who was born in answer to the prayers of the childless Boiotian (of central Greece) King Hyrieus. He was conceived by three gods--Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus--who urinated upon a bull's hide and buried it in the earth, to grow an earth-born infant.
PHARIS A lord who founded the city of Pharai in Messenia (in southern Greece). He was a son of Hermes and the Danaid Phylodameia.
PHAUNOS (Phaunus) A barbaric Italian king who sacrificed strangers to his father Hermes. He was slain by Herakles.
POLYBOS (Polybus) A king of Sikyonia (in southern Greece). He was the son of Hermes and Queen Khthonophyle.
SAON The first king of the island of Samothrake (in the Greek Aegean). According to some he was a son of Hermes and the Nymphe Rhene (others say he was parented by Zeus and a Nymphe).
|Brother(s)||Zeus/Jupiter was famous for sleeping around and had both 'Divine' and mortal children all over the place. Here are a few of Hermes half-brothers:
|Sister(s)||Some of his Half-Sisters:
Possibly Aphrodite, unless you believe that story about her being formed from the 'sea foam' of Uranus's severed genitals.
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||When the other 'Gods' left this plane of existence, Hermes, Apollo, and a few of the others stayed behind. Apollo became a problem and Zeus forced Apollo to leave this plane as well. Hermes, on the other hand, stayed under the radar. He mostly worked as a courier, slumming it with the lesser sort on various worlds, drinking and getting laid as much as possible. This has changed now that the other 'Gods' are back. For now, Hermes is helping the crew of the Hera. However, it should be remembered that in addition to being the messenger god, Hermes was also a trickster god. While he may actually be on our side, there is always the possibility that he has something up his sleeve.
Hermes is the father of Pan. Pan and his allies among the Nymphs founded Pomtol, the homeworld of Commander Mal Xustos.
|Service Record||Messenger of the Gods first as "Hermes" then as "Mercury"
For many years he acted as a courier named "Bodie", during which time he'd transport almost anything (or anyone), almost anywhere (as long as it would fit in his ship) for just about anybody.