Hermes (hɜrmiːz) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods.
Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and his main symbol is the herald’s staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff.
Here’s the other taschevah piece I’ve been working on today. Trying to figure out the way the wings pull from their pockets. Again, I’ve left out the mane and the hair on the tail, those will be added later when I know how I want them to flow.
Today’s bat family is Emballonuridae, which includes 51 species of sac-winged (or sheath-tailed) bats. As their name implies, most of these species have small glandular pouches on their wings. Greater sac-winged bats have been observed to also add urine and secretions from around their, ehm…“private regions” to the sac where is all ferments into a “perfume” that they can then fan at potential mates. Delicious.