the king of all the gods. Mercury was his youngest son. Mercury's
mother was Maia.
had many talents. He could fly faster than most of the other gods,
partly because of his winged sandals. He was also trustworthy. 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.
his half-brother, Ares, the god of war, whom almost none of the other
gods liked very much, Mercury was very popular in the ancient heavenly
world. Even Ares trusted him. For that matter, even Jupiter
trusted him. Jupiter was always sending his youngest son, Mercury, off
to fix some problem or other. And Mercury almost always did.
Mercury & Apollo (powerpoint)
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