Though the daughter of a demon king, the one who raised Ermes was the knight who had slain the demon. Perhaps it was because he felt pity for the young thing as she clung to her father's corpse, or because within his breast he felt it was the just thing to do. Either way, his actions were a betrayal of his own kind, and he was crucified and burned at the stake as punishment. The knight left Ermes with nothing but the deepest sadness. Even if her birth father had died at his hand, he himself had been almost as a parent to her.
Added as part of the Chains of Vengeance 7 Card Pack released on September 4th, 2014.
Ermes is an Italian masculine name of Old Greek origin; a variant of English, German, Greek, and Italian name Hermes. The meaning is "messenger", but literally herma translates as "cairn, pile of stones". A herma, commonly in English "herm", is a sculpture with a head, and perhaps a torso, above a plain, usually squared lower section. The form originated in Ancient Greece, and was adopted by the Romans, and revived at the Renaissance in the form of term figures and Atlantes.
In Greek mythology and religion, Hermes is an Olympian god, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He was a messenger for the gods on Olympus and was himself the god of eloquence, transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moved 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.
Artwork by Rui Li.