Wiki Caprica
Wiki Caprica
Name Hermes
Other Names Mercury
Patron God of Aquaria
Significance Planet in Earth's solar system (as Mercury)
Photo Earth statue of Hermes[1]

Hermes is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the religion of the Ancient Greeks, he is the Messenger of the Gods. Mercury is his counterpart in the Roman pantheon.

Lord of Kobol[]

Hermes and the other lords lived in peace and harmony with humanity on Kobol until the exodus of the Twelve Tribes two-thousand years ago. He is the patron god of the Aquarius Tribe which colonized the planet, Aquaria.[2]

The first planet from the sun in New Earth's solar system will be named for his counterpart, Mercury.

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Hermes. . . was the ancient Greek god of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, animal husbandry, sleep, language, thieves, and travel. One of the cleverest and most mischievous of the Olympian gods, he was also their herald and messenger. One of. . . his regular roles was as a leader of souls to the river Styx in the underworld, where the boatman Charon would take them to Hades.

With origins as an Arcadian fertility god, the ancient Greeks believed he was the son of Zeus and Maia (daughter of the Titan, Atlas). In [the Ancient Greek religion], Hermes was also the father of the pastoral god Pan and Eudoros (with Polymele), one of the leaders of the Myrmidons.

In ancient Greek Archaic and Classical art, Hermes is depicted holding the kerykeion or staff (signifying his role as a herald, the stick is either cleft or with an open figure of eight at the top), wearing winged sandals (symbolic of his role as a messenger), a long tunic, sometimes also a winged cap (petasos), and occasionally with a lyre.[3]


  • Patron god of the colony of Aquaria

See Also[]


  1. Photo: "Hermes and the infant Dionysus" (fourth century B.C.) attributed to Praxiteles. Located at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Greece. Photo by Dwaisman. License CC BY-SA 4.0.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Hermes at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on June 1, 2019, edited.