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Hermes is an Olympian God, serving as a royal messenger of the Gods, from the 1997 film, Hercules.



In Greek mythology, Hermes was one of the twelve mighty gods who lived atop Mount Olympus. He was the god of shepherds, travelers, merchants, thieves, and all others who lived by their wits. His mother was Maia, a Titan's daughter so Hermes was born in a faraway cave on Mount Cyllene, to escape Hera's wrath. As a newborn babe, he stole twelve of Apollo's cows without leaving a trace. Apollo was angry until Hermes offered him the lyre he had made for the whole herd. Hermes was the merriest of Olympians and was favored by all gods, goddesses, and mortals. He and Apollo became the best of friends and even though Hermes was the god of liars and thieves, he never stole or lied- but he often didn't tell the whole truth.

Powers and abilities

As a god, Hermes possesses the natural powers and abilities such as

  • Immortality: Hermes, like all of the Olympian Gods has universal immunity from death.
  • Omnipresence: Hermes, like all of the Olympians Gods is able to be passively present everywhere.
  • Superhuman strength: Hermes, like most if not all Olympian Gods, has physical strength that far surpasses the physical strength of typical mortals.
  • Magic: Hermes, like most Olympian Gods possesses the abilities to perform magic. In series, Hermes has displayed the ability to Conjure via Caduceus
  • Winged sandals : As the messenger of the Gods and God of travelers, the winged sandals enable Hermes to fly and move at an extreme speed.



Hermes is first seen at Hercules' baby shower, where he compliments Zeus on the festivities.

Later on, Hermes catches sight of the Titans returning to Mount Olympus and quickly alerts Zues, Hera, and the other gods for battle. He is the last god (aside from Zues) to be captured, being kidnapped by Pain and Panic; the latter steals his glasses while the former barks into his ear. After Hercules arrives and frees the gods, Hermes regains his glasses and beats the imps with his staff.

During the finale, Hermes is present to celebrate Hercules' success. He summons the Muses to sing a "A Star Is Born" as the film closes out.

Hercules: The Animated Series

in the animated series, taking place during Hercules' training years on Phil's Island, Hermes makes occasional appearances and sometimes joins Hercules on one of his misadventures. For example, in "Hercules and the Bacchanal", he volunteers alongside Hercules in watching over Phil's island as the satyr leaves for the weekend.

House of Mouse

Hermes made a few cameo appearances in the animated series. In "Donald Wants to Fly", his shoes are stolen by Donald Duck as he tries to teach himself how to fly.


  • Hermes' favorite phrase is "Babe".
  • Hermes' Roman counterpart is named Mercury, which is also the name of a chemical element found inside thermometers, as with the innermost and smallest planet in our Solar System.


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Films: Hercules | Hercules: Zero to Hero
Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) | House of Mouse
Video games: Video game | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ | Kingdom Hearts III
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Hercules: The Muse-ical | Villains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade | Hercules Victory Parade | The Hercules Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World | Villains Night Out!


Original: Hercules | Hades | Pegasus | Philoctetes | Megara | Pain and Panic | Fates | Muses | Zeus | Hera | Hermes | Hestia | Hephaestus | Athena | Ares | Poseidon | Aphrodite | Olympian Gods | Artemis | Apollo | Dionysus | Titans | Cyclops | Cerberus | Hydra | Minotaur | Stheno | Griffin | Nemean Lion | Nessus | Furies | Nymphs | Amphytryon and Alcmene
TV Series: Icarus | Cassandra | Adonis | Helen of Troy | Tempest | Circe | Triton | Galatea | Pandora | Medusa | Echidna | Typhon | Echidna's Children | Hecate | Nemesis | Mr. Parentheses | Homer | Fear and Terror | Ibid | Antaeus | Prometheus | Daedelus | Morpheus | Kronos | Atlas | Gaia | Amphitrite | Thebans | Achilles | Theseus | Orion | Briares | Nestor & Meleager | Melampus | Lavina | Ajax | Andromeda | Anazarete | Syrinx | Electra | Mr. Griff | King Minos | Tivius | Orthos | Queen Hippolyte


Original: The Gospel Truth I | II | III | Go the Distance | One Last Hope | Zero to Hero | I Won't Say (I'm in Love) | A Star is Born
TV series songs: Send My Boy to School | My Town | Promethean Ditty | The Agora | The Bacchanal | The Man That I Love | Pucker Up or Let Him Snooze | That's How the Story Goes | Aphrodesia Dance | Loe Is In The Air | Sine the Light Went Away | Ain't Life a Beach | Can-Do King | Kronos Stone | What's a Mother to Do? | Sreamin' Grecian Teenage Blues | Lethe Water on the Brain! | One Good Man


Ancient Greece | Mount Olympus | Underworld | Phil's Island | Thebes | Prometheus Academy | Atlantis City


Skull Pacifier | Armageddon Bow | Lightning Bolts | Mortal Potion | Trident


Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules

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