Hermes
Intermediate God
Symbol Caduceus, winged staff with two entwining serpents
Home Plane Olympus
Alignment Chaotic Good
Portfolio Travel, Trade, Theft, Gambling, Running
Worshipers Rogues, Illusionists, Travelers, Merchants, Athletes
Cleric Alignments CG, CN, NG
Domains Chaos, Good, Luck, Travel, Trickery
Favored Weapon Staff
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The deity of travelers, merchants, thieves, gamblers, athletes and elegant speakers, Hermes (her-meez) appears as a handsome youth carrying a white caduceus. He wears a winged helm and sandals. He is perhaps the shrewdest and most cunning of all the Olympian deities; he began his career as a thief before he was a day old by stealing a herd of cattle from Apollo (who retains a distaste for thieves to this day).

Dogma
Hermes values fair play, so much that he often settles disputes among the Olympians. While he values the wit and daring required to accomplish a difficult theft, he frowns upon those who would steal from anyone who cannot afford the loss. He urges his followers to be dependable and prompt, but he despises tediousness and smiles when something unexpected upsets the predictable. Hermes abhors idleness. If one cannot do anything useful, Hermes says, the proper thing to do is travel and have new experiences.

Clergy and Temples
Hermes’s clerics seldom sit still. They’re always busy with something, or out traveling the world. They are found in a wide variety of occupations, serving as diplomats, judges, translators, moneychangers, surveyors, and explorers. Wayside shrines to Hermes are common, but temples dedicated to Hermes are fairly rare.

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