Hermes was considered the personification of the wind, with his speed, lightness and playful mood. The myth says that after the birth, Hermes came from bands, caught a turtle, and after emptied it, added four strings to shell, creating the first lyre.
After he thought about stealing the Sun god Apollo's oxen, who was soon to reclaim stolen cattle. Than the little Hermes conquered with his affable mood and with the new celestial harp sound, an instrument that the god Apollo immediately wanted for himself in exchange for livestock ... and forgiveness! So it was and from that day the two gods became great friends. Apollo gave to Hermes a magic wand, around which were two snakes entwined gold. This rod became his main attribute and it was called the caduceus.
Just because it was fast and smart, Zeus gave Hermes the herald and messenger of the gods. They had a lot of confidence in the ability and prudence with which he carried out the requests. As the herald, Hermes had to speak very well, to know how to get people to whom he turned and this was also the god of clever eloquence.