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Hermes in Greek mythology is the Olympian messenger God. He was also known as "the guide and giver of good." In ancient Greek that was Hermes. In later years, the Romans called that god Mercury. As a god, he was the swiftest and nobody could be faster than Hermes.

Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia, goddess of clouds and one of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas. He was born in Arcadia, near the mountain Cyllene and used to washed at the mountain Tricrena, also in Arcadia Peloponeese.

The statue of Hermes (340-330 BC) was found at the temple of Hera and now it is at the museum of Ancient Olympia. The perfect polish of the marble and the combination of the rythm and naturalism of the statue are the reasons why this statue is regarded as one of the most important works of art from classical antiquity.