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What is Hermes known for in The Lightning Thief?

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sarahchoi | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 22, 2010 at 9:29 PM via web

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What is Hermes known for in The Lightning Thief?

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kmalone614 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:53 AM (Answer #2)

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In Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, like in all of Greek mythology, Hermes plays the role of messenger. This is particularly important in this book because there are humans (more accurately, part-humans) who need to be communicated to by the gods. Hermes is the one to whom they all turn.

Even for Percy to be able to communicate with his father, Poseiden, god of the sea, Hermes must be called upon to bring messages back and forth. Hermes is also particularly helpful to Percy during his defeat of Procrustes.

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kalick | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 3, 2010 at 10:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Hermes is the messenger of the gods.  He delivers messages from the gods on Mt. Olympus to Percy.

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schmiaah | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted January 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM (Answer #3)

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Hermes is tradiotonally the messanger of the gods, which holds true in The Lightning Thief.  What is more apparent in the book is the fact that Hermes is also the god of thievery and trickery.  Hermes is Luke's father and the Hermes' cabin is accepting of any demi-god that has not been identified.

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renna | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM (Answer #5)

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he is the messenger of gods, and also Luke's father.

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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM (Answer #6)

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He is the messenger of god

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madhaviharikumar | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted July 23, 2011 at 12:11 AM (Answer #8)

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hermes is the messenger of the gods and also lukes father luke hates him .he delivers messages to mount olympus and is the only god that can enter the underworld .he loves his son but does not how to show it we can see that in the second book when he talks to percy.

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hope771 | Student | eNoter

Posted October 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM (Answer #9)

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Hermes is known as the messenger of the gods in The Lightning Thief.

 

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted December 25, 2013 at 11:52 PM (Answer #10)

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He is the messenger of the gods. 

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 28, 2013 at 3:37 AM (Answer #11)

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He is the messenger of the gods and he is the ear of Zeus.

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