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I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, luck-bringing messenger of the deathless gods. He was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas, when she had made with Zeus, - a shy goddess she. Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich - tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.

And so hail to you, Son of Zeus and Maia; with you I have begun: now I will turn to another song!

Hail, Hermes, giver of grace, guide, and giver of good things!

Homeric Hymn XVIII to Hermes (trans. Evelyn-White)
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DorianGeisterhugelHobbyist Traditional Artist
He is so handsome
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love it Hermes the messager i guess he is the fonder of twitter
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LeVeuveNoireStudent Traditional Artist
<3 Oh my lord...XD
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nice image!
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I request a front veiw of him for some time in the future.
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hotness... overload...
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PurpleRose328Hobbyist Artist
This is so AMAZING and a masterpiece! You drew Hermes WELL! And finally, after browsing Deviantart with pictures/paintings/drawings of Hermes, I finally stumbled upon a portrait that looks exactly like him! This is so great! I mean, for me, Hermes' real appearance is curly dark hair and dark eyes with a fair skin! And you got it! :D Thanks a lot! I'm getting more and more in love with him! XD I apologize for my obsessiveness...
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love your work so much
i wish i could do that kind of stuff
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NibbleKatHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very, very lovely portrait of him. I love how you incorporated the clouds his his petasos... and the subtle turn of his lips is really amazing. Great job.
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Twilight-Red-TammyHobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks marvelous!:D
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Kerl-hauHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Picture is breathtaking ! Hermes is my favorite greek god !!
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Hermes (the Egyptian Toth) he who brings the Divine wisdom, the patron of Alchemists, the keeper of the Emerald Tablet of transcendent knowledge which is revealed to those that can "see." But you must be worthy to, and he is quick, hence his other name, Mercury...

A marvelous piece. Thanks for sharing...

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