Mercury (mythology)

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This article is about the Roman god. For other uses of the term Mercury, please see Mercury (disambiguation).

Mercury is the Roman god of commerce, counterpart to the Greek Hermes, messenger of Jupiter, the escort of dead souls to the underworld, and the patron of thieves.

In Gustav Holst's suite "The Planets", Mercury is characterised as the winged messenger.