What’s with Hermes?

This story is about yesterday’s event…

I was just arrived at the office and turned the PC on when facebook notification on my android popped out. An update from my close friend Eny. I tapped the notification icon and read what she posted.

She was posted a quiz about “What Greek God/Goddess Are You?”–something like that. Her result was Apollo. Aha! That’s somehow matched with the story I wrote which inspired by her few months ago. (Click THIS to read the story. It’s in bahasa Indonesia).

So I wrote a comment, “Hmmm.. Mas Apollo!”

And she replied, surprisingly fast *haha..* saying “wah iyaaaaaa, apakah itu artinya kami jodoh mbaa?” (means: Wow, yeah, is that mean we’re soul-mates, Sist?)

Giggling, I answered, “Bisa jadi bisa jadiii…” (means: could be. likely..)

Anyways, I took the same test in that site. Aaaaand.. here’s the result..

hermes-2

Rite.. I kind of knew that would be the answer. Because among the 15, there was a question (if I remembered it correctly) “In the following items, which is the most important to you..” and I chose “shoes”. 😛

Well, I’m okay with Hermes. Let’s see what’s it written:

Speed is your number one characteristic as Hermes, the messenger of the gods. You always seem to be rushing around and filling your life with many different pursuits. You have lots of plates spinning at the same time, and are so efficient you rarely let them drop.

That’s kind of true. I’m an impatient person and wanted everything in speed. So, that’s kind of a good guess of a quiz.

But there was another link for the similar quiz on a different site (sorry, I can’t remember the site’s URL, and the history of my chrome is instantly erased once I logged out the browser). So, I clicked it and took the test. Guess what….. In that other quiz, I am Hermes: The messenger of the gods, Hermes was known for many things including his expressiveness and willingness to fool other gods.

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Hermes? Again? Wait, what? How come? What’s with me and Hermes? What’s with Hermes?

And further, who the heck is this Olympian god Hermes? All I know is that he’s that a curly, thin and awkward guy whose cool winged-shoes, and he always carries that weird also-winged-staff with two small snakes, similar to apothecary symbol. He’s considered as god of commerce, I think. Okay, I knew it from that old PC game, Caesar III. 😀

http://isikol.deviantart.com/art/HERMES-GREEK-GODS-PROJECT-291829237
borrowed from http://isikol.deviantart.com/art/

Anyways, here’s what wikipedia says about Hermes:

Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods,[1] intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves,[2] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade.[3] In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoisepurse or pouch, winged sandalswinged cap, and his main symbol is the herald’s staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.[4]

And that…

Homer and Hesiod portrayed Hermes as the author of skilled or deceptive acts, and also as a benefactor of mortals. In the Iliad he was called “the bringer of good luck,” “guide and guardian” and “excellent in all the tricks.” He was a divine ally of the Greeks against the Trojans. However, he did protect Priam when he went to the Greek camp to retrieve the body of his son Hector, and he accompanies them back to Troy.[12]

Okay. Hermes is Olympus God’s genius “postman”. Somehow it’s matched with my own profession: the messenger, the mediator, the reporter. And what are the chances of taking two different quizzes and resulted the exact same character one another? Weird, right? A good weird though… 😉

Nice quiz. Indeed.

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