Who is Hermes?

This 15-minute video gives an awesome overview of who Hermes is, including his identities as Pan and Mercury.

Among other roles, in Book 24 of Iliad Hermes guides King Priam across the Achaean border to Achilles’s hut. This leads to the emotional climax of the epic when Achilles finally softens his anger and agrees to give Hector’s body back to Priam.