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 As the traditional messenger of the gods to mortals, Hermes is worshipped in the hope that he will bring good news. He is a bringer of good luck and many charms are dedicated to him. As the traditional messenger of the gods to mortals, Hermes is worshipped in the hope that he will bring good news. He is a bringer of good luck and many charms are dedicated to him.
  
-The Hermaea is held every year in Arcadia, where there are sacrifices and gymnastic competitions. The games are open to children too young for other games but seeking honour and initiation as athletes. Sacrifices at the festival are honey, cakes, pigs, goats and lambs. Hermes is taken as the patron of gymnastic games throughout Greece through his association with speed and nimbleness. He is also the god of commerce, and marketplaces have statues or small shrines dedicated to him. In <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​thebes">​Thebes</​apdx>​ a statue of Hermes guards Apollo’s temple as a mark of the gods' friendship.+The Hermaea is held every year in <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​arcadia">​Arcadia</​apdx>​, where there are sacrifices and gymnastic competitions. The games are open to children too young for other games but seeking honour and initiation as athletes. Sacrifices at the festival are honey, cakes, pigs, goats and lambs. Hermes is taken as the patron of gymnastic games throughout Greece through his association with speed and nimbleness. He is also the god of commerce, and marketplaces have statues or small shrines dedicated to him. In <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​thebes">​Thebes</​apdx>​ a statue of Hermes guards Apollo’s temple as a mark of the gods' friendship.
  
 Hermes is the god of boundaries and travellers and it is traditional to build cairns on borders or along roads in his name. Each traveller adds a stone until a large cairn is built as a monument both to Hermes and to the travellers themselves. Two hundred years ago the cairns marking the midway points on roads between villages and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​athens">​Athens</​apdx>​ were replaced by herms dedicated to Hermes. They are square carved stone pillars with a bearded bust on top and an erect penis halfway up its length. These herms spread around Greece, and in the Arcadia region the statues omit the bearded bust and are large carved penises. Herms of Hermes can be found outside Athenian houses for good luck, especially when the family living there has a relative travelling far away. Hermes is the god of boundaries and travellers and it is traditional to build cairns on borders or along roads in his name. Each traveller adds a stone until a large cairn is built as a monument both to Hermes and to the travellers themselves. Two hundred years ago the cairns marking the midway points on roads between villages and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​athens">​Athens</​apdx>​ were replaced by herms dedicated to Hermes. They are square carved stone pillars with a bearded bust on top and an erect penis halfway up its length. These herms spread around Greece, and in the Arcadia region the statues omit the bearded bust and are large carved penises. Herms of Hermes can be found outside Athenian houses for good luck, especially when the family living there has a relative travelling far away.
  
  
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