was the king of
all the gods. And Mercury was his youngest son.
Even as young boy, Mercury was incredibly mischievous. He stole Venus' girdle. He
borrowed Diana's arrows. He played with Mars' spear without permission. But
he was so charming and fun and funny that he was forgiven every time. He was
the universal favorite of all the gods.
Even as a baby, Jupiter could tell that Mercury was going to
be a whole lot of fun to have around. He liked his son Mercury very much.
wanted Mercury to
have an important job in the world of the Greek gods. Mercury was
fast on his feet and very clever. Jupiter decided he would make a
Things were always going
on in the mythical world. The job of messenger to the gods allowed Mercury
to have the inside scoop on just about everything. It is no
wonder that there are probably more myths that include Mercury than any
The other gods trusted Mercury.
Mercury had a true warmth. He was playful enough to be
interesting. He was very bright and very loyal. He was the best
negotiator in the world. He was always cracking deals to get
himself and others out of trouble.
Mercury & Apollo (powerpoint)
Roman Gods & Goddesses
Rome for Kids