What is Hermes known for in The Lightning Thief?

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

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

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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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madhaviharikumar | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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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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