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In "Greek mythology, Hermus ("Greek: Ἕρμος) is a name attributed to multiple characters.


River god[edit]

Hermus is the god of the river Hermus (modern "Gediz river) located in the "Aegean region of "Lydia (modern "Turkey). Like most of the river-gods, he is the son of "Oceanus and "Tethys. He was the father of the Lydian nymphs.[1][2]

Son of Aegyptus[edit]

Hermus was one of the sons of "Aegyptus, by the "naiad "Caliadne. He married (and was murdered by) "Cleopatra, daughter of "Danaus and the "naiad "Polyxo.[3]

Athenian nobleman[edit]

Hermus was a nobleman of "Athens and a companion of "Theseus. When Theseus founded the city of Pythopolis, he left Hermus there. A place in Pythopolis called the House of "Hermes was named after him, incorrectly changing the name to that of a "god.[4]


  1. ^ "Hesiod. Theogony, 334.
  2. ^ "Claudian. Rape of Proserpine, 1.55.
  3. ^ "Bibliotheca 2.1.5.
  4. ^ "Plutarch. Life of Theseus, 26.
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