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Myths about Mercury

Here are two stories about Mercury, one of the gods in the Roman pantheon. Mercury was identified with the Greek god Hermes.
<a href="/php/tour_test_sqli.php?page=/mythology/Definitions_gods/Mercury_def.html&edu=elem">Mercury</a> was the messenger-god of <a href="/php/tour_test_sqli.php?page=/mythology/Definitions_gods/Jupiter_def.html&edu=elem">Jupiter</a>, and was the god of games, of business, and of story telling. Painting by Diego Velazquez (1570) entitled "Mercury and Argos."<p><small><em>Courtesy of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain.</em></small></p>

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