|From the story - The Odyssey|
|Of the tradition - Greek Oral Poetry|
|Role in story - Messenger god|
Hermes is the messenger god. In book 5, Hermes is sent to demand from Calypso Odysseus's release from the island of Aeaea. In book 10, he protects Odysseus from Circe by bestowing upon him a herb which protects him from her soporific spell. Hermes also appears in book 24, where he leads the freshly slain suitors and disloyal maids to the underworld.
Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia -