The Homeric Hymn to Hermes describes the birth of Hermes and his early adventures. When only one day old, Hermes leaves his cradle and sets off in search of the cattle of Apollo. In the process he invents the lyre and sandels. After stealing Apollo's cattle and killing and cooking them, Hermes brings fire and the art of fire making to humanity.
Eventually caught by Apollo and brought to Zeus, Hermes bargains with Apollo and secures his place in Olympus.
Primary Characters :
Maia, Zeus, Hermes, Apollo
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